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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2015, 11:15:21 PM »

Got to see a bunch of great players last week at Guitar Town 2015
.  My unexpected favorite of the whole weekend was Matt Schofield.
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2015, 01:05:31 AM »

Eddie Hazel. Prince. Brad Paisley. Eddie Van Halen. Jack White. Carlos Santana. T-Bone Walker. B.B. King. Joe Pass. Grady Martin.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2015, 04:07:52 PM »

ERIC JOHNSON.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2015, 04:16:47 PM »

Pat Donahue, Merle Travis, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Mike Bloomfield, Dave Davies, John Fogerty, Roy Buchanan, Mike Campbell, David Rawlings.   
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2015, 05:09:33 PM »

All time favorite jazz guy: Canadian Ed Bickert
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2015, 11:17:43 PM »

If you like Eric Johnson, check out Dimitar Nalbantov.  Another recent like for me are several of the guys that demo Eastwood and airline guitars.
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2015, 06:35:01 PM »

Eric Johnson is a lot like David Gilmore to me, in that he has an unmistakable tone and original sound.  Several other players do too, like Carlos Santana, for example. That's a tough thing to do.

Another great player is Charlie Sexton from Austin, Texas. He tours a lot with Dylan as his lead player and has some fine solo records. His Under The Wishing Tree is just excellent and has a timeless sound.  
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2015, 10:57:36 PM »

Eric Johnson is a lot like David Gilmore to me, in that he has an unmistakable tone and original sound.  Several other players do too, like Carlos Santana, for example. That's a tough thing to do.

Another great player is Charlie Sexton from Austin, Texas. He tours a lot with Dylan as his lead player and has some fine solo records. His Under The Wishing Tree is just excellent and has a timeless sound.  

I've seen Sexton with Bob a couple of times and have been duly impressed. I'm also a fan of the Arc Angels and have a couple of his CDs including "Under the Wising Tree" but honestly can't say I've been as impressed by his solo material. He's a fine player, however.  
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2015, 11:40:46 PM »

Unfortunately Eric Johnson is currently touring as an acoustic guitar and piano and singing act. 
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2015, 01:15:37 PM »

Unfortunately Eric Johnson is currently touring as an acoustic guitar and piano and singing act. 

Funny. In a similar vein, the late, great Canadian guitarist Jeff Healy came to Thunder Bay to play the Bluesfest, closing the final night. There was a massive crowd (for Thunder Bay) and Healy came out and played ... jazz trumpet all night. Folks, expecting searing electric guitar, walked out before it was over. Puzzling. I enjoyed it though. If anyone had read the promos, they should have expected  it.   
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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2015, 03:03:22 PM »

Maybe guys like Johnson and Healy get bored with what they have done for so many years.  I remember when Ian Moore, another great guitar player from Texas, moved to the Seattle area and joined the folk scene there.  It left a lot of people scratching their heads.  I think he's in Austin again but I'm not sure what kind of music he's playing. 

Another great player, and somewhat obscure, is a guy called Ross Childress.  He was the original lead guitarist for Collective Soul.  I always loved his playing - very melodic, tasteful, and still jaw-dropping from time to time, but he always played for the song and not just to show off licks.  Showing off licks is pretty boring to me.
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2015, 03:58:29 PM »

Maybe guys like Johnson and Healy get bored with what they have done for so many years. 

I'm sure they do but if your name isn't Bob Dylan, not  giving the people what they've come to see and believe they've paid for is a dangerous career move, at the very least.
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 06:55:02 AM »

All of the previously mentioned guitarists are on my list but I also have to add a few:

Andreas Segovia
Julian Bream
John McLaughlin
Al DiMeola
Paco DeLucia
Steve Hackett
Anthony Phillips
Steve Howe
Robert Fripp
Frank Zappa
Ian Anderson
Martin Barre
Neal Morse
Dave Morse

I'm sure I am missing one or more. lol

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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 03:38:20 PM »

Many greats mentioned, here are a few more (if they're already on the list, forgive me!):

Tommy Bolin
Gary Moore
Warren Haynes
Larry Carlton
Andy Summers
Phil Keaggy
Mike Stern
Ronnie Earl
Emily Remler
Paul Kossoff
David Wilcox (the US guy)
David Wilcox (the Canadian guy)
Jack Semple

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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2016, 02:52:22 AM »

2 of my faves:
Alvin Lee
Rory Gallagher

Oh yeah .... Add Dave Mason and you have a triumvirate.
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2016, 02:54:25 AM »

Favorites of mine not yet mentioned. Richard Thompson, Lowell George, Jerry Garcia, Robbie Robertson, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, Marcel Dadi, Pete Anderson and, of course, Jimi Hendrix.   
Fretboard Journal spotlights Richard Thompson this quarter.
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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2016, 03:02:58 AM »

http://youtu.be/ed3p24KUdQc

Here is a good sampling of Marty's band.  Great tele twang on display here!

Marty is also known for being a collector/preserver/curator of historic stringed instruments. 
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2016, 10:58:35 PM »

Steve Wariner...one of the few pickers Chet Atkins name as a CGP, Certified Guitar Player.
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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2016, 11:10:13 PM »

Marty is also known for being a collector/preserver/curator of historic stringed instruments. 

I recently picked up a copy of Marty and his Fabulous Superlative's "Souls' Chapel". I couldn't recommend a CD more highly. 
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« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2016, 04:32:28 AM »

I recently picked up a copy of Marty and his Fabulous Superlative's "Souls' Chapel". I couldn't recommend a CD more highly. 

 +1 Yes - that's a great one!

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