Who's the best singer/guitarist?

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  1. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    ...or guitarist/singer?

    Taking both into account, who do you rate the highest?

    My vote? LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM. I like his voice and I think he's a very tasty, underrated guitarist.

    Oh yeah, he wrote a catchy hit or two as well! :)

    So who you got??
     
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    Jeff Buckley.
     
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    Vince Gill.
     
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    Yeah, Vince Gill. On the acoustic side, I like James Taylor a lot.
     
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    Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel). Sings effortlessly and tastefully. Plays guitar effortlessly and tastefully.
     
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    Good ones! Everyone of course knows that the first time _ohn _ayer is mentioned, it means the thread will eventually get locked, right? LOL
     
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    I like Kenny Wayne Shephard, not the best but I like listening to him and I have seen him live. Gets better and better all the time.
     
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    Michael Hedges. Only Neil Young comes close to fully expressing their talents and playing the only real way, from the heart.
     
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    Lindsey Buckingham is certainly up there.
     
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    Sorry boys. It's all over: B.B. King.
     
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    Hmmm... Martin Simpson has to rate up there, fine singer and un-freakin-believable guitarist. I'd also have to nod to Tony Rice, one of the world's greatest flatpickers who at one time had a fabulous bluegrass vocal style. Then there's Doc Watson, whom I never tire of whether singing or picking.

    On the electric side there is Jerry Garcia, who in his prime delivered on both fronts with a great, emotive, unique style. Mark Knopfler might not be a suave vocalist, but he just owns his material. I think he plays guitar, too.

    Finally, I'd have to give it to Richard Thompson. He delivers his incredible songs with great dry wit and plays guitar like, well, Richard Thompson. 'Nuff said.
     
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    I have no idea what "best" means. I like me some George Benson though:

     
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    Both Jimi and Stevie Ray did a'ight.

    I'm not a fan of new country, but I can appreciate Brad Paisley's talents.
     
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    jeff tweedy!
     
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    Junior Brown and Richard Thompson get my vote !!!
     
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    Knopfler
     
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    Rik Emmett.
    Dave Meniketti.
    Eric Johnson.
    Prince.
    Jeff Buckley for sure.
    Thread closed.
     
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    My vote goes to Freddie King
     
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    impossible to pick a "best" but...

    Dave Gilmore and George Harrison spring to mind

    And because he's playing for free on Friday in Montreal, let's not for get
    Brian Setzer
     
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