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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fullerton Mike, Aug 17, 2020.
Probably better than Jimi was. Even he didn’t care for his voice.
I know folks who swear by Ian Moore.
I quite like Mike Roe from the 77s.
The elite guitarist AND singer is quite difficult because “all my favorite singers couldn’t sing” (Berman).
I would also throw David Eugene from 16 Horsepower (and Woven Hand) in there, though you wouldn’t get an argument from me if you said he was an elite instrumentalist before he was an elite guitarist. He has the chops to showboat but surrenders everything to the song: the laudable audible mark of an elite musician. And there’s no way you could knock his voice; it’s one of the true ghosts of the American West.
Marty Stuart. Good call. I missed that one. He's terrific in both areas.
Doyle Bramhall Jr. and Charlie Sexton
Good point. I’ll still say Robert Cray can.
Roy Orbison was an accomplished if not elite guitarist. His singing is above reproach.
And my daughter is trying to convince me that Bill Haley belongs up in the mix, but she’s only two.
Samantha Fish. I find both her playing and singing much more interesting and palatable than Joe Bonamassa's tho am much less of a fan since she went all illuminati...
Maybe not an elite lead player, but a brilliant rhythm player...
Another one would be Keith urban. I saw his show a few years back and I had cheap seats and dang if the guy didn’t come up and play a whole ten song set about 20 feet from my seat. He yelled down at the high dollars and said who’s got the cheap seats now! The Guy smokes a mean guitar and real solid vocals.
Has Robben Ford been mentioned?
only saw Jose Feleciano listed once... thats not right. killer at both singing and guitar. top of the list.
the other single post is JAMES TAYLOR. KILLER player. one of my favorite interviews was when JT was getting an award and STING was called up and recalled when he first saw JT laying down tracks at Apple in '68/60. he said he was listening to JT play guitar and thought... "wow, what a good guitarist... I wonder if he can sing". Ha ha... I laugh about that all the time, but yeah....he is on the list big time.
so is Jose'
John Mayer. Hands down
Definitely Charlie Start from the best modern southern Rock band around.
Robyn Hitchcock. In terms of ability to sing while playing simultaneously, probably one of the best I've ever seen and heard.
Matt Bellamy from Muse always struck me as such, but I don't really know much about him could all be session players on the recordings for all I know. But I'm pretty sure he's the real deal.