What are your favorite guitar players?
April 24, 2009 3:09pm CST
I have some names for you. My favotites : Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt, Tony Rice, John Williams, Elliot Fisk, Paco de Lucia, Baden Powell, João Gilberto. In electric guitar I like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery. Carlos Paredes is my favorite portuguese guitar player (it's a different instrument).
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24 Apr 09
I am sure you have never heard of him, but I absolutely love his work. His name is Jalan Crossland. He lives in Ten Sleep Wyoming. He opened for Taj Mahal for a couple years. He writes most of his own stuff and he is amazing. You should check him out and let me know what you think. Go to his web site and listen to mad carpenter and tell me if it's something you like.
24 Apr 09
I love Merle Travis, I've been learning Cannonball Rag the last few weeks from a DVD by his son Thom Bresh. But I like a lot of other players but my favorite is Jimmy Bryant, that man is so fast & precise, it sounds impossible the speed he plays at. Other names worthy of a mention (some you mentioned yourself) Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Brian Setzer are all great players. Of course it's a very subjective topic & we all have different musical preferences :) Regards Jay