Episode 29 The Genius of Lenny Breau with Emily Hughes (Documentary Filmmaker and Lenny's daughter ) 

My guest today is Emily Hughes, filmmaker and also the daughter of the late guitar giant, Lenny Breau. 

In this interview Emily discusses her fathers legacy and her new film entitled "The Genius of Lenny Breau Remembered" as well as the first documentary she did back in 1999- "The Genius of Lenny Breau." 

I highly recommend watching both of these excellent documentaries to get a really unique insight to the life, music and struggles of Lenny Breau, one of the greatest innovators in jazz guitar IMO (post Wes Montgomery and pre Stanley Jordan.) I was also interested to hear that his murder case- (he was found dead in a rooftop swimming pool in 1984 at his apartment in Los Angeles) has recently been re -opened by the LAPD. Hopefully we get some answers into what happened and justice is finally served. 

In the interview I mention a lesson that New Orleans guitar great Phil DeGruy took back in the early-mid 1980's that someone posted to Soundcloud and Phil sent me a link to. You can find that here. 

Please check out Lennybreau.com for more info on the movie and everything else going on in the world of Lenny Breau.

Recorded via Skype New Orleans/Calgary July 2018

5 comments

  • Bobby Stanton

    Bobby Stanton Boston

    Just so brilliant. She is as brilliant as her father just in a different way.

    Just so brilliant. She is as brilliant as her father just in a different way.

  • Emily Hughes

    Emily Hughes Calgary, Canada

    So refreshing being interviewed by a true LB fan who knows his stuff so well. Really enjoyed it. Thanks again.

    So refreshing being interviewed by a true LB fan who knows his stuff so well. Really enjoyed it. Thanks again.

  • Jean

    Jean jean.bradley990@gmail.com

    I thoroughly enjoyed Emily’s interview! Her father had an amazing career, but I also liked hearing a bit about his personal life as well. I’m so sorry about the way he died. Hopefully, we may see justice someday. I am going to watch her father on YouTube right now.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Emily’s interview! Her father had an amazing career, but I also liked hearing a bit about his personal life as well. I’m so sorry about the way he died. Hopefully, we may see justice someday. I am going to watch her father on YouTube right now.

  • Art of Life Records

    Art of Life Records

    Great interview Emily! Be sure to check out Art of Life Records web site where you can purchase many of Lenny Breau’s CD’s & DVD’s: http://www.artofliferecords.com/lennybreau.html

    Great interview Emily!

    Be sure to check out Art of Life Records web site where you can purchase many of Lenny Breau’s CD’s & DVD’s:
    http://www.artofliferecords.com/lennybreau.html

  • Jeff Taylor

    Jeff Taylor San Francisco

    I have loved Lenny since his Guitar Player articles and foam at the mouth with every release and minutiae discovery. I have his method book and work on his techniques learning anything I can retain. I put the book away and come back months or years later and there is always inspiration awaiting so, in my mind, Lenny's legacy will always be! Thanks for a great (if unconventional) podcast!

    I have loved Lenny since his Guitar Player articles and foam at the mouth with every release and minutiae discovery. I have his method book and work on his techniques learning anything I can retain. I put the book away and come back months or years later and there is always inspiration awaiting so, in my mind, Lenny's legacy will always be!

    Thanks for a great (if unconventional) podcast!

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