Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by turnitup, Jan 1, 2015.
hunter00 beat me to it but ill second roy buchanan and rory gallagher. buchanans live stock lp has some great playing on it.
Jonny Lang, and from the Great White North, Colin James.
Ray Gomez is a great guitarist, and he's still productive and recording.
I feel the two best blues guitarists playing today are Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks. Absolutely outstanding guitar players. Joe Bonamassa can really rock. He gets a little heavy at times for my taste, but that is just me. A very good example of his work is "Dust Bowl". A great blues album from Derek Truck is "Already Free".
Of course if you are talking "Old School" you can't go wrong with B.B. King or Buddy Guy.
Other great blues artists and guitar players are (in no particular order):
Lamont Cranston Band
You can't go wrong with any of these!
Two of the best ever on the Layla album-Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
You will reeeely enjoy some Walter Trout his verson of Hendrix's Red House will make you cry it is so good. Download the live version of it and you will become a fan. Also pick up on Snowy White smooth sweet playing.:yes::yes:
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I second most of the suggestions here and I'm a life-long Peter Green fan (try his Splinter Group recordings). I've seen Derek Trucks live several times in small venues (don't miss Songlines). I remember being introduced to a young Joe Bonamassa (love his Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House) by the Tom Dowd video "The Language of Music", and loved Jonny Lang (who seemed to start out at his best and only got worse . . . ). But I've also enjoyed Mato Nanji and saw him live twice years ago. He blew me away. A bit of an erratic body of work which I'll admit to not following too closely recently but his early work with his family members in the American Indian group Indigenous was surreal. Think SRV and Hendrix together. Read at least the first bit of this interview: http://guitar.com/articles/mato-nanji-indigenous-blues-master-making
I look forward to hearing other suggestions and comments on Mato Nanji from others who admire his skills. :thmbsp:
Kind of suprised it took 29 posts before Mato Nanji and Indigenous are mentioned. He is a great talent. Had the good fortune to see the original Indigenous line-up at San Diego Street Scene in 2002. Mato has played on the Experience Hendrix tour since 2002 with Double Trouble and many other great guitar players.
Nice solo at 3:20
Try some JR. Brown or Charley Bingham of the Lamont Cranston/Hoopsnakes fame.
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I'll second your Johnny Winter
And raise you a
I agree. I am guilty of leaving him off my list though. Peace and goodwill.
+1. Add John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters & Eric Clapton.
One of the greatest thing about blues guitar players (at least for me) is that they all have their individual sound.
Get'cha some old Howlin' Wolf and enjoy Hubert Sumlin.
honorable mention to John Mayal
and don't forget our Canadian blues rocker Paul James
+1 Another Austin, TX product - sounds alot like SRV.
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