Mother Maybelle’s L-5

Austin wrote this song in 2015, celebrating the legendary “Mother” Maybelle Carter and her famous Gibson guitar. It was recorded in January, 2016, at Jimmy Jensen’s “Barefoot Studio” on Sanibel Island, FL. Along with Austin’s vocals and rhythm guitar, the session included Fred Ermentrout on lead and rhythm Telecaster guitar, and Jimmy Jensen on bass. Fred and Brent Moyer added vocal harmonies.

Jimmy Jensen produced this video, combining live footage shot by Brent during the session with archival Carter Family material.

Click here to listen to the audio track and to view more photos.

This song appears as Track 10 on Austin’s 2017 album Kill Devil Sessions – Flight of Aaron Jett.

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