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« on: July 08, 2006, 05:03:04 AM »

My Favorite Guitarists are:   Bob Hartman (Petra), Phil Keaggy (Glass Harp & Solo), Rik Emmett (Triumph & Solo), Joe Walsh (James Gang, Solo, Eagles)

Who are Your favorites?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 05:35:26 AM »

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Ok, Jerry Garcia inspired me to play the guitar(yes I'm a deadhead).  His music connects with me more than any other musician, if you've never hear some good live grateful dead music I suggest you go to the store NOW. jk but seriously   Also, Mark KNophler, truly amazing(dire straits),  Hendrix( I know that's probably a given but still)  Leo kottke.  I've been getting into tommy emmanuel.  Doc watson, trey anastasio(don't like some of phish's music but this guy is truly incredible)    srv, DUANE ALLMAN(can't belive that i almost forgot that one)  so many more that I can't think of at the moment!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 06:05:47 AM »

Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, SRV, and recently Tommy Emmanuel.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 12:21:55 PM »

Pretty good list from Gemnoc.  Doc Watson was mentioned by stuco.

In addition to those, I would have to add Chet Atkins, Brad Paisley, and Tony Rice.

Also, we're four posts into this thread and I can't believe Esteban hasn't been mentioned!   ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 06:48:03 PM »

In no particular order:

John Renbourn
Pierre Bensusan
Lenny Breau
Segovia
Jimmy Page
Chet Atkins

Plus many, many more...

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006, 08:47:17 PM »

Harrison,Hendrix,Stills,Crosby,Hazal{Funkadelics},Kottke,Lange,Young and many more.MANY MANY MORE. :GRN>
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006, 08:55:26 PM »

I also like many guitarists, but Bob Hartman, Phil Keaggy, Rik Emmett, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Randy Rhoads & Steve Howe are the ones I enjoy the most.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2006, 02:40:54 PM »


Also, we're four posts into this thread and I can't believe Esteban hasn't been mentioned!   ^_^

I'm not sure anyone here has seen or heard Esteban outside his TV commercials.

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2006, 03:04:23 PM »

Boy this could be a long list. In no particular order
Jerry douglas
John Williams
George Benson
Joe Pass
Johnny Smith
Pat Metheny
Doc Watson
Tony Rice
Brian Sutton
Scott Nygard
Norman Blake
Wes Montgomery
Jim Hurst
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2006, 04:30:09 PM »

Also a long list with endless possibilities...Here are a few

From Rock world:

Garcia (also an old Deadhead)
Duane Allman
SRV
Zappa (often underrated - even by himself)
Jimi

From Jazz:

Barney Kessel
Django
George Barnes (for years king of the studio session men, you would be amazed at the list of top 10 hits he has played on) tremendous jazz chops, the 1st to play electric.
Charlie Christian (wrongly credited as the 1st electric player for years) one of most influentuial of all time.
Wes
Tal
Lenny Breau

From Country:
Chet
Lenny Breau
Jerry Reed
All of Bob Wills guitar players
Jimmy Bryant (a great bebop player, sadly trapped in a country world)

From Brazil:

Jobim
Toninho Horta
Milton

Seek and listen
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2006, 04:33:31 PM »

Oops I almost forgot a ocuple of inexcusable omissions.... Tony Rice and David Bromberg. Both across many fields of music.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2006, 04:39:38 PM »

Momentary topic drift: the Zappa article in this month's Guitar Player is pretty good.  I've always been a bit skeptical about Zappa, even though I saw him twice during his peak period in the mid-70s; I acknowledge he was a great player, but I just don't think his music was as brilliant as his fans think it is.  The article made me think I should probably go back and revisit him though.
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2006, 05:02:47 PM »

In no particular order:

Eric Clapton
Mark Knopfler
Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac, highly underrated)
Neil Young
David Gilmour
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Bros.)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Steve Howe
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2006, 05:04:00 PM »

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With Zappa,

You etiher like his work and his work is definately brilliant(to a certain type of individual)  But there is nothing wrong with you if you don't like it either.  It's kinda like what Jerry Garcia says about Grateful Dead Fans "Our fans are like people who like liquorice, not everybody likes liquorice but the people who do REALLY like it" (something like that).
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2006, 05:43:17 PM »

So many to choose from... ^_^

Rock:
Jerry Garcia...nothing wrond with a little dead now and again
Trey Anastasio...hope to see him with Mike Gordon on Wed!!!!
Duane Allman
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Hendrix...of course

My latest addiction...Acoustic Blues:
Mississippi John Hurt
Rev Gary Davis
Elizabeth Cotten
Blind Blake
Ari Eisinger
Baby Tate
Mance Lipscomb
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Josh White
Brownie McGhee
Ernie Hawkins
Lonnie Johnson

and the list goes on.......

Cheers,

Blue
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2006, 07:56:07 PM »

So many but I'll name a few.

Marcel Dadi - Best fingerpicker ever, bar none and the most generous musician I've ever heard of.  All his albums/CDs came with free accurate tab. It's mostly available on line now. Marcel died with everyone aboard TWA flight 800 off of Long Island in 1996. RIP Marcel.  http://www.consult-eco.ndirect.co.uk/guitar/dadi.htm

Richard Thompson - Jaw dropping abilities on acoustic or electric. Plus incredible songwriter. Can we say unique?

Robbie Robertson - Along with the great work he did with The Band, he played bandleader in Dylan's best band. Another fine songwriter.

Charlie Sexton - His own stuff and Arc Angels is brilliant and he played a huge part in Dylan's second best band. 
 
Dave Clarke - Plays with David Francey. So tasty and inventive.  http://www.davidfrancey.com/

David Lindley - Sort of like Thompson, only American.

Joni Mitchell - Just incredible at whatever she does. 

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2006, 08:10:46 PM »

Wow!!!! that Dadi site is fantastic....what a great resource...thanks for posting it

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2006, 10:38:49 PM »

Enjoy. I've learned a lot from Dadi's tabs. Not easy stuff though.
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2006, 11:36:33 PM »

nice to see the nods to Garcia but I can't believe nobody has mentioned Jorma Kaukonen.

the 1st Hot Tuna album is what inspired me to play acoustic blues, almost 30 years ago now.

Garcia inspired me for sure but he was so amazing that I never even considered trying to sound like him.

Jorma inspired me (and countless others) by exposing me to a style of playing that I didn't even know existed.  Around 1978 everybody was playing Beatles or Neil Young type stuff but a friend at college taught me "Hesitation Blues" and I was hooked.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2006, 12:26:50 AM »

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The only Jorma Kaukonen I've heard was on a Widespread Panic DVD, I believe he and John Bell were playing two acoustics.  I was very impressed but have never come accross any of his albums.  If I were to pick one to buy, which one would you suggest.  thanks
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