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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by rjtwangs, Nov 10, 2017.
I really thought Nils would be a huge star, BUT......
Wow, the first band I thought of when I read the title of the post was Grin, Nils Lofgren's band before he went solo. And that was before I even saw your post! Grin was a big fave of mine back in the early 70s.
Huh, you must also be a genius...
Les Dudek. Did some cuts with the ABB. Released a couple of solo albums, awesome genre bending guitarist. Check him out. 'Nuff sed.
Ian Moore.....when he was becoming known here in Texas, sometime in nineties, he was touted as the "new" SRV.....he was a MONSTER on guitar, great singer, exciting showman, and wrote great songs. Somehow or another, he rejected the "star" label, moved to Seattle or someplace up there, and played only acoustic. Just took a HUGE left turn away from his fans, and even when he now tries to return to his roots, it's just not the same. Check out his "Live at Steamboat".....awesome band and awesome performances.
....by the way, Nils is really good with Springsteen....not a bad gig.....
Dan Baird!!!!! So many great Songs.......
Kenny Shields (witness inc , witness , street heart)
He's still here.
So many more...
I even heard a bunch of seasoned musicians trying to figure out who Harry Nilsson was...one described him as some guy who had a couple minor hits back in the 70s.
This may qualify him for the list, but he's a giant to me.
Domenic Troiano. He contributed to the works of so many other artists at the expense of his own success.
Nils and Les, yep exactly.
Holly Beth Vincent too.
Nils is an odd case though, I did think Grin would be bigger than they were, but ending up in one of the biggest and most famous bands in the world as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is still a worthy end.
There are a lot of good musicians I have enjoyed over the years that I wish were more popular
a short list: John Cale, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, The Walkabouts, Elliot Murphy, living color
Patrick Sweany (not as big as he deserves YET)
I met him in the Sarasota studios back in the early 80s. Nice guy, funny, really great guitar player.
I read your post too fast and thought you said "awesome gender bending guitarist" and I thought, what? maybe with all that long black hair back then, he was a lady with a moustache? Who knew?
Yes, yes, yes. My all time favorite - the fact that still no one knows his work is tragic.
BTW, if you're on Facebook, join the All Things Chris Whitley group. Tons of rare & unreleased audio, including the original mix for "Din of Ecstasy". It's a completely different recording.....
Jimmy Buffet's guitarist for the last 29 year's.
(BTW, when not touring with Jimmy, Peter still performs and tours with his own band, under his own name: The Peter Mayer Group)
He is a superb original fingerstlyist (think Windam Hill) on acoustic guitar, and can easily cover any style on electric guitar. He has an incredible voice (think Sting, McCartney, Paul Simon), writes beautiful, thoughtful and inspiring song's and is always on the move, discovering and exposing new and wonderfully talented musician's to his fan's... many who have become his friend's. (He's a very down to earth and personable guy.)
He put his own career on the back-burner back around '88, to get the Buffett gig. It paid the bill's and more, but it definately, imo, cost him.
He could have, and should have been a household name.
Listen to his "Romeo's Garage" and "Musicbox" album's for a good sample of his genius!!
Lead guitar in the E Street Band is NOT success, recording/playing with Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young is NOT success ?
What does he have to do, cure cancer ?
Out of the chute, 7 solo albums, 1st 4 on CBS records, with Toto as his backup band on the first one. Played/recorded with the Allmans with the harmony guitar part on 'Ramblin' Man to Dickey Betts' melody lead.
Les Dudek is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. In addition to his solo material, Dudek has played guitar with Steppenwolf, Steve Miller Band, The Dudek-Finnigan-Krueger Band, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Boz Scaggs, The Allman Brothers Band, as well as Maria Muldaur, Bobby Whitlock, Mike Finnigan and Dave Mason.
Guys, please really ?
Just because it happened in the 70s doesn't mean it wasn't huge.
Christopher Becker Whitley was an American blues/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. During his 25-year career he released more than a dozen albums, had two songs in the top 50 of the Billboard mainstream rock charts and received two Independent Music Awards. Whitley's sound was drawn from the traditions of blues, jazz and rock and he recorded songs by artists from many genres. He died in 2005 of lung cancer at the age of 45.
How much success do they have to have ?
Chris Whitley left us Trixie, his daughter, who is an amazing player/singer. That's success.
I am guessing y'all are thinking big as the Beatles/Chicago/Steely Dan/Elton/Madonna/Billy Joel/Michael Jackson ?