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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by BB, Jul 15, 2018.
+ 1 for Sonny Landreth.
their are so many now neu-country has guys that blister my paint, then their the obvious guys everybody knows Johnny Winter, Ry Cooder, Lowell George, Sonny Landreth Cindy Cashdollar, Ben Harper and all the rest on that long long long list.. and then there is the gentleman that burned my house down and inspired me to take it up and that was Son House, for me he's that's it and that's all.
You are welcome! By the way, he mentions the open G tuning, but actually plays in open A. There is quite a bit of information out there on his technique and his guitar setup. For instance, he used heavy flatwound jazz strings.
A couple of years ago I made an attempt to recreate his guitar.
Derek Trucks is easily my favorite slide player. He also ranks in my top 5 guitarists regardless of style.
Not mentioned yet are:
Does steel guitar count as "slide?" Are we talking bottleneck underarm slide, or calling lap, Dobro and console steel slide?
Sticking with underarm slide:
Everyone who slides something on the strings gets my attention.
I love 'em all, I mean it. I'll be back posting here, for now, a great clip by Bukka!!
My avatar deplores the obvious omission from this thread.
I like what Chris Rea and Mike Campbell do with a slide, but Dereck Trucks is my favorite. He is in a class by himself.
Then there is this guy.... surprised nobody has mentioned him.
Gary Rossington - 1970's Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jessie Ed Davis & Earl Hooker
David Lindley (Jackson Brown era)
Kelly Joe Phelps
Hound Dog Taylor and Muddy Waters, for their "take no prisoners" approach to it.
Not to be missed.....
Robert Nighthawk. Big influence on Muddy and Earl Hooker.
J.B. Hutto is another great one in the Elmore James style.