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Famous Guitarist from your state

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Guitardvark, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. blowtorch

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    and Jane Wiedlin, John Jorgenson, Howard Luedtke, and maybe Stanley Jordan? I know he busked here in Madison for a time
     
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  2. brookdalebill

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    Texas also gave us:
    Buddy Whittington
    Bugs Henderson
    Rocky Athis
    Alan Haynes
    Stephen Bruton
    Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
    Jimmy Seals
    Kenny Cordray
    Rick McRae
    Norah Jones
    Barbara Lynn
    Smokin’ Joe Kubek
    Monty Montgomery
    Bill Browder
    Cam King
    Ace Pepper
    Henry Garza
    Freddy Fender
    Carolyn Wonderland
     
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  4. Chip

    Chip Friend of Leo's

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    Jerry Douglas
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    Al Jardine
    Phil Keaggy
    Tom Scholz
    Dave Grohl
    Dan Auerbach
    Chrissie Hynde
    Benjamin Orzechowski (Ben Orr)
    Brent Mason

    and the list goes on......
     
  5. 60s Pop Man

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    Ronnie Earl
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    You forgot Taylor Swift
     
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    Even if we substitute 'State' for 'County' then I could claim Jimmy Page as he lives in Berkshire. Not sure if he 'came' from here though. I also used to live in Surrey, so I could claim Eric Clapton. I won't be greedy claiming anyone else. :)
     
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    And this guy...

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  10. Fiesta Red

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    I’m also from Texas...You put down a good list, but missed:

    UP Wilson
    Bugs Henderson
    Roky Erickson
    Rocky Hill
    John Nitzinger
    Memo Gonzalez
    Henry Garza


    Anyway, a large portion of the guys you listed (and I listed too) influences my playing style—I stole from everybody—but the one guy from my state that influences me the most is Jimmie Vaughan...I started playing right at the height of SRV-mania, so I adopted JLV’s licks and rhythms to fit in with all the SRVaughan-abees...
    Plus, I love his playing style.
     
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    I can't believe that with all the mentions of great players from Texas, and I know there's a lot of them, but not 1 mention of Sir Doug!!!!
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    From Pennsylvania I'd mention the likes of George Benson, Sid Mcginnis( the Letterman show's band ), and G.E. Smith! And the great Joe Negri, from Mr Rogers neighborhood!!


    RJ
     
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    How egregious!
    I’ll give myself a good talking to!
    He was a nice, cool guy, too.
     
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    I forgot Lyle Lovett, too!
    Doh!
     
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    He was born in Middlesex. He's been about a bit since. :)
     
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    More Texans:
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    (...oh yeah, many of the names attributed to other US States and certain European nations, all own homes in the great state of NY so, there's that!) :rolleyes:
     
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