Who's the best singer/guitarist?

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  1. elihu

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    Totally agree. Check out Black Night from Damn Right I've Got the Blues.:cool:
     
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    KWS sings?!!?

    Love Vince Gill but Joe Bonamassa does a pretty fare job of both as well.
     
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    Why have I not found the best ( or at least my favorite )...Johnny Winter?
     
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    #1 is Bill Callahan without a doubt

    #2 is a man who said all his favorite singers couldn't sing- Stephen Malkmus
     
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    I'd have to go with Richard Thompson.
     
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    For me its my two Man Crushes....

    1. The alltime best singer guitar player ever.....Tony Rice

    2. Close second.....Vinnie Gill
     
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    Lots of good ones have been said already. I'll add Bert Jansch on the folky side:



    And I've always thought John Hall of Orleans deserved more props. They were a lot more than a "soft rock" band. He's a triple threat: singing, playing, and songwriting at a very high level:



    (Larry Hoppen's no slouch either.)
     
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    But he sounds like a goat... LOL.
     
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    Freddie King would most likely get my vote.
     
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    There's quite a few good ones already listed, but I haven't seen Jeff Healey yet. Actually Jeff Healey, Robert Cray, and Johnny Lang.
     
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    Maybe an acquired taste? But I think Richard's fantastic.



    The man does take some chances with his guitar playing...never a dull moment.:cool:
     
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    David Byrne; so he's leftfield, is that a bad thing? He did a televised gig with Richard Thompson a while ago
     
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    Impossible question, of course...but I'll throw three names in the hat:

    • Charlie Patton
    • Robert Johnson
    • Richard Thompson

    LOTS of of others, as you can see in the posts above (and certainly. below)...

    / Tony
     
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    James Taylor. I'm not a huge fan but Sweet Baby James pretty much defined the role of the singer/acoustic guitarist/songwriter in American culture.
     
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    SEAN COSTELLO !!!
     
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    For me, I'll go with Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn.
     
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    clapton comes to mind but so does jerry garcia
     
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    I love me some Tom Waits, an acquired taste, too - I get it.
     
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