Can a guitarist play lead and rhythm at the same time?
Written by Cedric Lucas on 16 June 2022
Wilko Johnson, of the British band Dr. Feelgood, has a unique style that allows him to play rhythm and individual notes at the same time.
And he doesn’t play with a pick.
He admits he got his style from Mick Green of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, another British band.
In his particular case, I’m not sure I’d call it “lead” in the traditional sense, but he indeed can do both.
Here’s a video of him explaining how he plays.