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Who's an elite level guitarist AND singer ???

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fullerton Mike, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. swervinbob

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    Myles Kennedy is a pretty good guitar player and excellent singer
     
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    Glen Tilbrook, of Squeeze.
    Todd Rundgren
    Stephen Stills
    Glen Campbell
     
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    For an Amaricana/roots, Jason Isbell is very solid as a singer and player.
     
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    Beat me to it. Kind of a shame to have a tele-loving elite singer/shredder take this long to get a mention...;)
     
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    Mark Knopfler
    Bonnie Raitt
    maybe Eric Johnson

    how about Eric Clapton... yes, a better choice than some other mentioned
     
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    As for Lou Reed, he might not have the greatest range, but he connects emotionally.
    He's the Michael Cain of vocalists.
    :)
     
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    So far I’m not seeing a lot of SMH stuff here. All good choices. But I haven’t seen Rory Gallagher or Buddy Holly yet! And, how about Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson. And the recently deceased Peter Green!
     
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    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Keith Urban. I can't say I'm a fan of his work, but he certainly excels at both the singing and the guitar playing.

    I also can't believe that people are mentioning the likes of Lou Reed, Mark Knopfler, Jerry Garcia and Keith Richards as exceptional singers and guitarists.
     
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    Matt Bellamy (this guy has to be the best example possible)
    Josh Homme
    Dave Grohl (an even better drummer)
    Miles Kane
     
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    I agree with most of these.....but where I'm astounded is, 49 posts in, no one's mentioned Robben Ford. (or did I miss him?) ;)
     
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    I think I'll add Brad Paisley then too......But when I started the thread, in regards to the singer part, I was thinking of guitarists who could hold their own on a show like "The Voice"......Not people who simply can sing w/ correct pitch for the song, but powerful, impressive vocalists like Plant, Tyler, Perry, Gillan, Coverdale, etc....
     
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    One of my favorites, and the touchstone for solid, clear acoustic guitar tone, that I try to attain pretty much every time I play- but can't come close!
    Beautiful rich voice to go with his guitar, Doc Watson
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    Some good ones listed so far.

    I’ll add Jeff Buckley into the mix.
     
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    Paul Weller in his days with the Jam had decent chops and very capably carried his frenzied, angry-young-man lead vocal duties. Not a Jimi Hendrix or Mark Knopfler level guitar player, but damn good enough!

    I'm not a big fan, but Prince may deserve mention. As a multi-talented musician, he was a capable guitarist. He also had a decent voice.

    Tommy Shaw and Glenn Tilbrook are great choices. Both are solid singers and guitars players.

    Neil Finn played very tastefully and also capably carried lead vocal duties with Crowded House and some with Split Enz, too.
     
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    I don’t think anyone has mentioned the late, great Gary Moore.
     
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    Jason Isbell! I suppose there may be some argument about him being an elite level vocalist, but pretty darn good, and certainly an elite level lyricist!
     
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