MASTER GUITAR BUILDER AND PLAYER, WAYNE HENDERSON, FIRST TIME ACTOR
When producer Lucinda Buxton Martin first called Wayne Henderson at his shop in Rugby, Virginia (pop. 6) to ask if he would consider an acting part in MY FOOL HEART, Wayne warned her, “I’m not pretty to look at.” When he got around to talking with director Jeffrey Martin, he chimed in again: “Sure you don’t want George Clooney to play me?” The cast and crew spent a wonderful day at Wayne’s guitar shop amid the wood tools, the sawdust and the magic of guitars being born. They also got treated to a ride in his ‘57 T-Bird and a chance to watch Wayne load a small brass cannon with black powder and send an earth-shattering roar down the valley. Watching Wayne calmly work you would never suspect that he’d played Carnegie Hall and been the subject of the book, ‘Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument.’ All in an afternoon, he played music, worked on a new guitar, entertained us with a video, and received his first check as a working professional actor.