Topic: Guitarists' Guitarists or People You Might Want To Check Out if....
I've been meaning to do something like this for awhile to stand up and applaud guitarists I find extremely talented that might be under the radar. These guys or gals aren't speed merchants, though I'm sure they could. No...these people do things to strings that make their guitars growl, bark, scream like a cat in heat. They can play front, back and upside down (Jimi).
Naturally Joe would head this list as he's the greatest walking around right now and then there's the usual suspects like Santana (60's/70's), Beck, Page, Buddy Guy, Clapton of the old guard and newbies like Gary Clark Jr, Virgil, Davy Knowles, Eric Steckel, Devon Allman, etc.
The guys though I'll throw out are less known and I'll report them as I hear about them. Two I have for today and they're Rick Holmstrom and Eric Krasno. RH plays in Mavis Staples band, has played with The Mannish Boys and has a few solo albums. His latest solo, Cruel Sunrise, is the one to check out. I just get mezmerized listening to it and this guy's an incredible player.
Eric Krasno is just a guitar junkie, following his own muse. I get goosebumps listening to his new stamp on "Manic Depression" that Hendrix would've been proud of and understands the finer points of fusion jazz. "Enhorabuena" sounds like a lost song off Abraxus.