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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by viccortes285, Aug 16, 2018.
1. Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
2. Hubert Sumlin
3. Freddie King
3 that made me want to play in the first instance - and gave me a fighting chance to cop their slower bits:
Eric Clapton (in Cream)
And 3 that raised the bar later on:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
1. Tommy Shaw
2. Joe Walsh
3. Eddie Van Halen
Why? They weren't in the Beatles, so I knew they weren't having as much fun.
I've been playing for fifty years, so I've had a lot of influences.
Leslie West - Massive tone and awesome vibrato
Lukather - Massive tone and aggressive, full throttle playing
DiMeola - Modal playing and speed
Runner up: Neil Geraldo for unique phrasing
You ll be surprised but NO... Kurts right hand is only comparable to few guys on this planet (Give it a try and listen to BLEACH album)
..By the way I hate soloing just for soloing - I love colours plain and simple where song is the reason not stupid soloing ..thats why I dont like yngwie malmsteen and even eric clapton.. You might get angry now but check Eric Claptons and Sheryl Crows concert on Youtube and you will immediatelly get what I m talking about. Pointless Erics soloing ruined whole show - and SHERYL was a QUEEN !!!
I should add my current trio of guitar inspirations/obsessions: Franny Beecher, Cliff Gallup, and Hank Garland.
Charlie Christian deserves a spot in here as well, but I'm not sure where to squeeze him in, using groups of three.
in my early days...
Alternate: Steve Howe
In no particular order....
There are at least another 50 names that can go on this list though... still in no order.
That's interesting. Gary Duncan usually gets overshadowed by John Cipollina who is one of my favorite guitarists.
If I only had a brain, a heart, and some courage, I'd be able to translate my love for Bill Frisell, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elliott Carter, and Derek Bailey into successive sounds of mind melting beauty and madness. Alas, I'm a nitwit and have to settle for merely being moved by instead of influenced by. One has to play with the cards one's dealt.