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

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

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    Eric Clapton is both without a doubt.
     
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    Willie Nelson and Trigger. His melodic guitar solos are something sweet on that beautiful ol' guitar.
     
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    Mark Knopfler- always good on guitar.
     
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    Oh no, not again :(

    Bob Dylan
    Tom Waits
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    and a mandolinist and a guitarist. Solid guitarist. Maybe not great.

    yes. Exactly what I was going to say. Both Brian and Roger could have been lead singers in other bands. Incredible vocalists.

    Someone mentioned Ian moss. Another superb choice.
     
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    I love Josh's voice, particularly how it contrasts to QOTSA's tunes overall. Annie is just a talent monster.

    Pete was going to be one of my suggestions. John was a pretty good player and singer too while we're on The Who.

    The collective level of talent in that band is obscene. Vocal or otherwise.

    I adore Tim and would put him in a similar lane as Pete Townshed, being primarily a rhythm player and kinda like a singer-songwriter on steroids. Poor bloke's voice isn't so hot these days unfortunately.

    Almost certainly mentioned already, but 'm throwing Roger McGuinn into the ring myself.
     
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    +1 Josh Homme: IMHO first class as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and engineer. I’ve said it before and will say it again — very QOTSA record is a masterclass in recording guitars, bass, drums. Huge, interesting sounds that play nice together.
     
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    His voice (and guitar playing?) seems to be polarising for many people, but I'm with you a thousand percent on this.
     
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    No love for Joe Bonamassa? He is a surprisingly great singer. Also, I'm gonna stand up for Hendrix and Garcia, who I think were uniquely gifted and underrated as vocalists.
     
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    I vote for Ian Thornley
     
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    I love Joe, but I tolerate his vocal abilities at best. Just my 2 cents...
     
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    Okay, I'll say it now since a few other people (finally) did.... you guys are being a bit generous with the vocalist half of the equation. Eric Clapton? Joe Bonamassa? Jerry Garcia? Bob Dylan? David Gilmour?? I actually love David Gilmour's singing voice, but come on. But none of these guys are in the league of someone like Robert Plant, Rob Halford, Fredy Mercury, etc. I think the OP was asking about people who are absolutely amazing on both guitar and vocals. Lots of great guitarists can sing, but not all of them can sing like Rick Emmett.

    I was hesitant to bring this up because I started a thread a while ago asking why we can't just admit that some guitarists simply have more developed abilities than others, and it got everyone's panties in a wad... but now I'm seeing that we have the same problem with vocalists. We don't acknowledge that a Rick Emmett is an amazing vocalist while an Eric Clapton is basically an adequate singer, but not amazing.

    The only reason I mention this is because a couple of other guys had the bravery to bring it up. Otherwise I'd just be sitting here silently, laughing at some of the suggestions, biting my tongue. Or biting my typing fingers.
     
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    One the best shows my wife and I ( and guitar buddies/wives) ever went to, was Los Lobos opening for NRBQ ( late '90's still with Al Andersen)

    Talk about a Rock & Roll Hoedown!
     
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    Who's an elite level guitarist AND singer ???

    I know the answer, always have... NOT ME!
     
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    Johnny Rivers is a great guitarist who made a fortune with his singing.

    Arguably the GOAT - Glenn Campbell.
     
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    Need to give it some more thought

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