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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Colo Springs E, Jun 22, 2010.
Billie Jo Armstrong.
that was gonna be my pick...and my comment about "bests"--get outta my head ScatMan!
seriously though, he's one of the rare cats who has serious chops in both departments.
To add one more name to the list, John Pizzarelli. probably not the "best" at either, but what an entertainer!
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Orianthi. By far.
Thought of another last night: John Martyn
Brad Paisley (the reason why I bought a Tele)
"best" being so subjective, here's some of my faves:
+1 on Vince Gill, James Taylor and Benson. But you gotta add Bobby right up there...
... and Dan Tyminski too
No one will have heard of this guy because he's a local musician where I live, but if I had to pick anyone I've played with who deserves to be heard far and wide, it would be this guy over even my own band. Every time I listen to him sing I get chills. This is a good video to hear his subtle vocal phrasing.
Plus he slings a MEAN G&L electric with his rock band.
Ricky Kendall of Paxico Via Mexico
I agree with the 3 Kings and Robert Cray. But I definitely wonder why hasn't anybody pointed out Coco Montoya yet. The guy has some serious chops on the six strings as well as a very powerful voice IMHO.
I'll second Harrison and Fogerty...
Maybe not the best, but Warren Haynes deserves a mention.
Happy Traum Too! If you haven't heard of him, I think he's probably the best folk-style finger-picker I've heard yet! Not a bad singer either!
I like Billie Jo and a lot of GD's stuff, but I don't consider him a "strong" guitarist--adequate, from what I've seen/heard. His strength (in my opinion) is his ability to write a catchy hook/riff.
Robert Cray gets my vote.
OK, I'll throw in Alvin Youngblood Hart.
He's strong live.