Pages: 1 2 [3] 4   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Which Artist Are You Most Influenced By?  (Read 6809 times)
walking man
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 58




Ignore
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2004, 01:34:22 AM »

First and foremost, James Taylor is my constant source of inspiration.  What a suprise huh?  I'm sure we must have similar personalities.  His music speaks to me, it's downhome and bittersweet in that JT sort of way.  For me, he's one of the best songwriters I've ever heard

Roger Waters, especially the Amused to Death album.      

On the blues front, Robert Lockwood Jr.  
Logged

WM
OM-03

Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose...
Jim S
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 87




Ignore
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2004, 03:47:30 AM »

ELECTRIC
Hendrix, Clapton, Mike Landau, Vai, SRV, Stones, Zappa

ACOUSTIC
Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Steve Howe
Logged

I <3 POW
fngrstyl
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2004, 03:42:11 AM »

Leo kottke!!  
Logged

Chad F.

Dr. Evil
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 77


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2004, 11:20:39 AM »

Wow, there are so many:

Electric:
EVH, Vai, Alex Lifeson, Schon

Acoustic:
Preston Reed - Blown away by 'Pointing Up' when it first came out
Hedges
Harvey Reid

 
Logged

Larrivee LV-03R
Martin DM
Yamaha FS-335
FrankF
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 93




Ignore
« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2004, 06:52:32 PM »

Doc Watson
Norman Blake
Miss. John Hurt
Rev. Gary Davis
Tony Rice
Leo Kottke
Clarence White
Stephen Bennett

There are so many more.....
Logged
oldwaver
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6




Ignore
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2004, 11:01:09 PM »

New member, 1st post. Influences: Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, D. Gilmore, Jorma, Kottke and Chet Atkins. Steve Howe was the worst. I spent several years trying hard to sound like him and then had to spend several more trying not to. Believe it or not, the latter was the most difficult.
Logged
Woodbadger
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 214




Ignore
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2004, 04:06:26 PM »

John Renbourn
Laurence Juber
Chris Proctor
Tommy Emmanuel
Logged

Ian (in Cedar Creek, TX)
1974 Eko Ranger VI
2002 Larrivee LV10E
2007 McIlroy A25C

"When you're tired, and can't do anything, don't do anything. And while you're not doing anything, practice" - Robert Fripp
GIGGLER
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 587


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2004, 04:28:18 PM »

Quote
New member, 1st post. Influences: Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, D. Gilmore, Jorma, Kottke and Chet Atkins. Steve Howe was the worst. I spent several years trying hard to sound like him and then had to spend several more trying not to. Believe it or not, the latter was the most difficult.
Oldwaver....man, that's interesting!

I once swore to a girl I was dating that Yes was the future of rock and roll!

Well, I guess Close to the Edge was just a bit too hard for someone that was listening mostly to Herbie Mann....we went our separate ways.  
Logged

Don't take no wooden nickles, and don't put beans in your ears.
ducktrapper
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 10999




Ignore
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2004, 05:04:51 PM »

Like everyone whether they know it or not. Bob Dylan. Thanks brother Bob.  
Logged
drmlabs
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 261




Ignore
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2004, 05:16:06 PM »

I've been influenced by all the usual suspects, but the single greatest one would be Jerry Garcia.
He has had the greatest effect on so many different levels, since I first started listening to him back in 1971. Lets see:  I got into bluegrass and traditional music ( which until then I always hated) by listening to his work on Old & In the Way.   The Dead were doing regular acoustic sets during their performances WAY before that little thing called "MTV Unplugged"
His guitar phrasing & sound always was musical & emotional to my ears.  And, unlike most "Rock" players, his solos were always improvised & different.  Sometimes they worked, sometimes they crashed & burned.  
Most people don't realize it, but he regularly changed his guitar sound, from year to year, sometimes drastically.  If you are a big fan, and a tape-collector ( like myself)  you can even roughly date any random live tape just by the sound of the guitar.  Its a cool party-trick :)
It was truley sad to see him start slipping so much during his later years.  
Aug 9th is the anniversity of his death.
Also happens to be my birthday.

Regards
Dan Mahoney
Logged

Larrivee LS-10 (sold)
Larrivee parlors - satin mahog. / FQMS Special Koa / FQMS Special Braz.
Everett Laurel Dread
Martin 000-28ECB (sold)
Kopp  419 cutaway
Kopp Betty Swing #1  (sold)
Kopp 000-18 style
dreamsinger
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 362




Ignore
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2004, 05:27:37 PM »

Kottke, Chris Proctor, Tracy Moore, Rick Ruskin, John Renbourne, Pierre Bensusan
Logged

Dreamsinger
*very* unusual Custom Shop OMV-09K
JV-05-12 (sold June '05)
Hotrodded D-02
Restored '64 Framus 12
World's best Strat
McAlister 12 fret 00 cutaway in work (taking delivery at Healdsburg)
LKSM with K&K p/u and ebony buttons on order
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2310


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2004, 04:16:40 AM »

Electric players:

Trevor Rabin (I love how his solos always make me feel happier once I've heard them), David Gilmour, Eric Johnson, and yes, The Edge (I got my first callouses cribbing off old school U2 albums.  I think I figured out 'Gloria' in about 30 seconds and it was such a rush seeing as I had never had a lesson.), A pretty unknown guy by the name of Henry Frayne (his group is called Lanterna - very haunting cool new twist on reverby guitar) another guy like that called Ric Hordinski (used to be in Over the Rhine, now is solo as 'Monk'), Doc Powell, Adrian Belew (the Twang Bar King), Andy Summers before his stuff just went south (X Y Z was the record that just tanked), Fripp, (Fripp's stuff with Andy Summers is killer - find it in your local record store's cutout bins), well, the list could go on forever.  I can't really play like any of these guys, but I sure pay attention to their sound.

Acoustic Players:

Don Ross, Billy McGlaughlin, Chet, the dudes from Guster (keep a watch out for their show on Austin City Limits - I know that this is cliche'd, but these guys are songwriters and performers of Beatles quality - recently toured with John Mayer and put him to shame, and he's a not too bad pop song writer/performer), Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine, Jerry Douglas
Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
thomgs1
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 139




Ignore
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2004, 05:37:20 PM »


Steve Howe, Ian Anderson.  Basically, English Folk.
Logged
fitness1
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3084




Ignore
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2004, 01:43:33 AM »

David Wilcox and Brooks Williams over the last 15 years or so....I ran a record store from about 78 to 88 and had so much music coming into my ears that it was hard to pinpoint any one in particular..Hedges, Kottke, Grant Geisman, Billy Joe Walker, Doc Watson...as far as electric guitarists....Lukather, Holdsworth, Joachim Leiviano, Carlos Rios to name a few  :D
Logged

Charis SJ Koa/Sitka
Mcknight/Poling GC Koa/Italian
Eastman E10D - Mahogany/Adirondack
Cordoba C9 Mahogany/Euro Spruce



"One small heart, and a great big soul that's drivin"
Ian
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 130


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2004, 08:04:24 PM »

Oh boy,lessee'
Brent Mason
Danny Gatton
SRV
Van Halen
John Frusiante
Ricky Skaggs
Prince
Tom Waits
Zakk Wylde
Brian Setzer
and,on,and on,and on...
Logged

Larrivee L-05[brGitane' DG-300 & DG-250 ] 2009 Fender RW Telecaster (Barden pickups/bridge)
97 Telecaster Plus
87 Telecaster
01 Warmoth Tele
 
01 Danelectro Baritone
  DR.Z MAZ 38 SR,
Visual Sound Route 66/H2o[Breedlove 00 Mandolin,Banjo's,

"...never could stand that dog..."Tom Waits
bing4sons
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1104




Ignore
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2004, 09:05:30 PM »

Steven Curtis Chapman
Logged

Bing

Larrivee J-09FM
Taylor 814ce
Music Man Axis SS w/piezo
Pinetree
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 11


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2004, 06:51:58 PM »

heck, I think I was inspired by that feller who sent in his video clip " Strangeway". As soon as I saw it I had to give it a try.
Logged
rustychicken
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 398


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #57 on: August 09, 2004, 03:08:31 AM »

gots to be Dylan....Neil Young....Bruce Cockburn as main three. and for different reasons. for electric the simplicity of Jimmy Reed and believe it or not Paul Westerberg (former frontman of the Replacements) is an incredible player.
yeah, i'll knock somebody for listing james Taylor. he's a good player, but his music is incredibly saccharin. too sweet for me.
Logged

drathbun
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1123




Ignore
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2004, 07:09:46 PM »

I started playing the acoustic guitar because of Cat Stevens. From then on (1970) I was and am influenced by a series of artists:

The Beatles
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Ian Anderson
Eric Clapton
Logged

2016 Martin 000-28vs 12 fret

2014 Taylor 814ce

2014 Godin Multiac Classical

2012 Gibson "The Golden Age 1930's" SJ200

2012 Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass

2010 Gretsch Electromatic G5122DC

2009 Taylor GA3-12e

2004 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster

1981 Rickenbacker 320JG

1968 Yamaha FG150 Red La
cmd2245
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 8




Ignore
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2004, 03:57:03 AM »

For those who like Metheny, you might also like Mick Goodrick, another "Boston" jazz guitar player.  "In Passing" is an amazing cd.  The playing is superlative, yet understated, and the compositions, all original, are subtle with complex harmonic and melodic paternings.  



 
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: