Danny Kirwin. And the average listener might not know Richard Thompson.
Jesse Ed Davis? Dave Lindley? Peter Green? Gary Moore?
It’s hard for me to answer. Most of us are guitar freaks, so we know Bill Kirchen. But not sure he’s famous.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to travel up to Connecticut to hang out at Simon's final 'studio' rehearsal for his farewell tour (I'm old friends with his manager), and you're absolutely right. We got to watch him run down 'The Boxer' and 'Homeward Bound,' and his fingerpicking on both was effortless and pristine.
I never thought much of his playing until I saw him do it right in front of me. Very, very impressive.