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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Big_Bend, Mar 31, 2016.
Stanley Jordan in a small after hours club.
Carl Wilson and David Marks, trading licks at POP about "62
Michael Hedges at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas. Saw him twice in the early 1990s. Incredible technique and a remarkable sense of composition, wrapped in the form of a neo-hippie with a terrifically dry sense of humor and quirky audience banter. The layered sounds were crystalline and immersive - just an awe-inspiring performance... until he got to his vocal numbers, that is.
Back in the 70's I got to see Foghat from the front row. Rod Price was just KILLER in his prime when playing Slide Guitar.
He inspired me to really get into playing slide. His live playing was so much better than the recordings. He was awesome...
This is difficult. I've seen many greats. I'll list five.
Adrian Belew/Robert Fripp (tied since they were both in King Crimson at the time)
I grew up in Baltimore. When Michael was a student at Peabody I used to see him play regularly around town, usually in very small venues (The Pub at Papillion's comes to mind). He was very approachable and seemed like a good guy. His style was unique for the time and we knew that he was destined for greater things.
Also in Baltimore in the early 80's I got to see Stevie Ray Vaughn play in a bar that was actually a converted row home called No Fish Today. I had no idea who he was but I remember walking in the door and hearing him wail on Little Wing. It was just like having him play in someone's living room. The thing that struck me was that his strat had "SRV" on the front and I'd never seen anyone modify a guitar that way. I regret not speaking with him during the break.
Yes Doug Pettibone is a Tremendous, Fabulous, Stupendous live player. Saw him with Lucinda and he is the real deal. I have seem a lot of big name guitar players and Mr. Pettibone makes a lot of them look like chumps.
Eddie Perez live is one of my favorites also. Saw Eddie with the Mavericks, one of the tightest, talented bands I have ever seen. Also saw him with Dwight, awesome show. Live Eddie is killer.
Probably Richard Thompsen, or Lendsey Buckingham.
Maybe Jeff Beck. I haven't seen to many.
I saw Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen at the Palomino in about 1974 or 5. That was before I started "playing" guitar, and I didn't see what I was looking at, didn't know who Bill Kirchen was.
I'd have to say Mark knopfler and another vote for Phil Keaggy.....I manned an artist booth at creation fest and got to sit with him as he was talking to fans... Had a great conversation....... Why are all the great ones small in stature?.... Not all but a lot.....lol
A great guitarist who can't sing and insists on singing? Shocking.
Oh yes, I forgot Richard Thompson. Saw him in Durham NC. Oh my god I couldn't believe it. He would start solos and I'd think WTF and then by the time he got through you saw how it made sense. Then he got out the acoustic and played some complicated medieval stuff. I don't recall if he played it that night but that song about the motorcycle always makes me tear up.
His voice too. Kind of like his solos, at first I was like eeeeh but then you realize what a beautiful expressive baritone it is.
Because taking up the guitar was the best way for them to get girls. Oh wait, that's why we all took up the guitar.
Andy Timmons, Eric Johnson and Guthrie Trapp were amazing.
Billy Gibbons, Martin Taylor, and that bunch of Finnish gypsy kids jamming at a stand for Gypsy Jazz guitars at a guitar show.
Paco de Lucía... the rest are miles away. Nothing to do
Jake E Lee