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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by JTStivers, Feb 18, 2020.
Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841), I would have stopped all this foolishness long ago
Guitarist >>> Steve Cropper
Soul, a spark spank and bite to his playing, plus shuffle, etc...what's not to like?
and for bonus points!
I'll take Lowell George in the Artist/Musician category, subtle distinction but worth noting!
No additional commentary needed for the late great. If you know, you know.
I agree with most of the above - I mean how could you go wrong with any of them? But if I’m picking only one, it’s EVH. Not for speed and not for tapping and guitar theatrics, but for the unbelievable fluidity and sheer musicality of his playing. It also blows my mind how effortlessly he plays - and always with a big smile. Yep, he’s my guy.
Ok, I'll stick to one here
Tony Joe White.
Ted Greene, hands down.
It would be Jeff Beck for me, an amazing musician!
For electric, I think SRV or Clapton.
Acoustic: Billy Strings
Lots of great players I really enjoy and appreciate but just one? No question for me, Chet Atkins hands down.
Keefs my choice too, he just moves me, I know he’s not the fastest, flashiest,but there’s just some kind of deep connection I have to his playing.
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Gilmour, Fripp and Belew all have my greatest respect. Tho there are others too
It's either him or Rick Parfitt.
Rick had better hair, but Wilko had better trousers.
Ordinarily I’d probably say Jimmy Page. Forget his sloppiness in later years, when he played - he could PLAY...!! And such a creative guitarist as well.
But if I were younger - say 20-30 - I’d have to agree with the poster I quoted. EVH had it all, and aside from all the flashy fretwork, he can show emotion and finesse. Such a fine guitarist in a lot of aspects for me.
Nowadays, I’d opt for Mark Knopfler. I play in an acoustic duo and find throwing in some of his licks and style here and there really works. Just wish I could pull it off with the same style and emotion he does!
And finally, I have to share a nod with the people who mentioned David Gilmour. Guitar genius!
For me, it’s gotta be the Revered Billy F. Gibbons. Everything he does is just cooler than everyone else, his tone is the stuff and legend and he was Jimi’s favorite. Also, pearly gates and a 50 year beard..