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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Colo Springs E, Jun 22, 2010.
James Taylor gets my vote.
Stephen Stills is right up there too.
it´s hard to tell, because there are so many different styles of music....here are my favorites, they all have fantstic voices and seriously can pick a guitar :
Doc Watson,Tracy Chapman.
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This is an interesting question. I looked at a couple of those "greatest guitarists" lists from magazines, and it's interesting how many of the best guitarists don't sing at all. But I'm guessing that this is more characteristic of rock. I think for blues it is much more common for one person to be the lead singer and lead guitarist. I'll leave the blues names for others more knowledgeable.
Here are the ones that I could think of:
Mississippi John Hurt
Tony Rice (before he lost his voice)
One of Canada's unsung heroes.
One of my favorites. Good call!
I'm currently listening to 'I Often Dream of Trains' by Robyn Hitchcock. So, yeah..him too.
Bonnie Raitt is pretty good at both
All of the artists mentioned are talented,some brilliantly.
Back to the ? Singer/Songwriter is a specific thing,nay person.
James Taylor or Carole King are two examples of S/S. Joni Mitchell certainly fits.
Richard Thompson is an inventive guitarist,an excellent storyteller and songwriter.
Neil Young can fully express himself on stage with one wringing note.
The person I've seen who brought together the vocal skill, jawdropping compositional and songwriting talents to the highest actualization, with the most open heart, bound up in yogic abandon.
If you are not familiar with Michael. Michael Hedges is to acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix is to the electric guitar.Michael could play.Spin like a top during Ritual Dance.
Michael Hedges is great - definitely not my favourite though.
My thoughts exactly and Bonamassa was impressive when we saw him recently. And dare I say it? John Mayer. Try to just play Neon, a feat in itself. Now try to play it AND sing it. I just hate to SEE him sing. He plays a Cabronita pretty well.
...depends on the mood
I forgot about Buddy Guy one of the best blues singers/players ever sometimes I dont like his guitar tones but his voice always kills.
Not the best, but who is? I did these guys on guitar and vocals thoughl
Joe Walsh (James Gang stuff)
Bill Withers (not sure about guitar, but the man can sing.)
Doyal Bramhall II
Bruce Springsteen of course !!