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Top 10 Nicest Guitarists of All Time

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by goldtopper, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Friend of Leo's

    Dec 30, 2005
    Liberal Lakes
    In light of the grouchy guitarists thread. Who you got for nicest?

    I sold Clapton luggage in the 80's...nice guy! Even though his Visa card was denied and his roadie had to pay, he was very humble.

    Albert Collins- played regularly here. I'd get there early and drink with him, Johnny B. Gayden, Casey Jones and A.C. Reed. All great guys.

    Dennis Dannell (RIP) Social Distortion. He was cruising around while Neil Young was onstage, just looking to talk to people. What a nice guy.

    Dickey Betts- yeah he's a drunk and mean as hell to soundguys everywhere, but to fans... He invited us on his his and we talked for quite some time. Very nice guy.

  2. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    B.B. King. A friend of my roadied for him for a day and he seemed as nice as he does on stage. Courteous and a gentleman to everyone.

  3. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Friend of Leo's

    May 1, 2012
    Prescott AZ
    Frank Zappa was easy to talk to.

  4. idjster

    idjster Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Hoyt Axton (RIP). A very nice man. Not what you'd usually call a 'guitarist' in the normal sense. He played a venue I was working at and chatted with me and gave me a double album that he then autographed. Nice.

  5. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
    Bill Kirchen. Talked with him after a show, just from the side of the stage, and he was so friendly and genuine.

  6. hybridrocknroll

    hybridrocknroll Tele-Afflicted

    May 26, 2010
    Brad Paisley. Incredibly gracious and humble. Met him after a show one night, just a down to earth, awesome guy. Gary Hooker (BP's guitarist). Took my wife and I backstage, gave us a tour before the concert, and let me hold Brad's '68 Paisley Tele.

  7. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    in a recent tv documentary on Knopfler he said how nice Chet Atkins was when he 'took pity on him' and


  8. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN

  9. dman

    dman Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 28, 2008
    Antioch, IL
    From a similar thread: Sonny Landreth. Bill Kirchen. Matt Schofield.

  10. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    Bob Dylan

    I met him at a friends house one day. We sat by the pool and talked as he played some very nice Blues on an acoustic guitar. Invited me to his show that night but I had to work and couldn't go.

  11. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    Hubert Sumlin, never met him personally, he had to cancel the show i had tickets to shortly before he passed, but I have heard from those who have. Plus you can just tell from his interviews.

  12. Skub

    Skub Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    There's a name only really known to the God bothering (sorry TGT :lol:) sort over here,a great player for sure.

    Carl Verheyen.....I can never pronounce his name correctly,he's a lovely bloke.

  13. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

    Jan 22, 2009
    Eric Johnson HAS to be on this list.


  14. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Well... he does have unworldly talent! :D

  15. mickeydean

    mickeydean Friend of Leo's

    May 29, 2008
    Albert Lee. His humility and kindness just makes you smile.

  16. CraigL

    CraigL Tele-Meister

    Mar 19, 2003
    Livermore, California
    A couple years ago Gary Hoey came into the little bar we were playing at. He jammed on a couple of songs with us and we let his girlfriend sing a song. After the show he talked with us, took pictures, gave us picks, and signed my boost pedal. Super cool, down to earth guy.

  17. dman

    dman Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 28, 2008
    Antioch, IL
    Never met him, would certainly like to, but Greg Martin seems to be someone who would make this list.

  18. Reverbely

    Reverbely Tele-Meister

    Doyle Dykes.
    The guy can play and seems down to earth and pretty genuine.

  19. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    All the really talented professional musicians I've met have been humble and polite. It's the lesser lights that seem to have attitudes.

  20. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    +1 for Bill Kirchen and I had a great talk with James Burton when my old band opened for Jerry Lee

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