1 (edited by Curby 2012-11-16 07:42:10)

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.

2 (edited by BansheeUK 2012-11-16 07:57:39)

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Like the idea, so here's a name to throw in the pot; John Emil:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfOGQLBaoEE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPiL9NSyR4

Mike

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

3 (edited by Curby 2012-11-16 18:18:59)

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Here's a vid of some of Rick's music....

http://youtu.be/lOtww5P_U4c

Found a hoppin' little rockabilly with Janiva Magness...Tell me this guy ain't aces..

http://youtu.be/wNJhwlTmCEI

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Found a real nice video of Rick with Mavis that showcases his incredible tone.

http://youtu.be/luV3G_1wFpc

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It dont get much better than this, such a taguc loss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DL3IrI1_3U

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mbcl wrote:

It dont get much better than this, such a taguc loss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DL3IrI1_3U

Martin & Mike,

I'm going to have to check out Shawn further, real nice vid.  Sad that he has passed away.

Love those instruments John Emil is playing.  Makes them sound like a pulsating heart.


Here's one by Eric Krasno, but the bass player steals the show imo.  I hope my pal Big Jeff sees this unique Beatle cover.

http://youtu.be/vQWq4nR02MA

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Curby wrote:

Here's one by Eric Krasno, but the bass player steals the show imo.  Ihttp://youtu.be/vQWq4nR02MA

Awesome!

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Steve Strongman.....this guy is one of the best kept secrets in the world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuNHLd_69CI/

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Thanks for the Steve Strongman heads up…great tone and playing.

10 (edited by Curby 2012-11-18 10:58:06)

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masque wrote:

Steve Strongman.....this guy is one of the best kept secrets in the world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuNHLd_69CI/


Thanks for the heads up on this guy.  From the first note he had me and I'll definitely be checking him out further.  This is the kind of stuff I was hoping to get from this thread.

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More of Shawn, check out from 4.10 onwards, insane. Ahead of his time and left to early. Have to thank Dave Pate for the heads up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DL3IrI1_3U

12 (edited by BansheeUK 2012-11-19 09:17:55)

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Okay, how about a blast from the past:- Gerry McGee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bavZY-0RFEc

Hard to get away from the main body of his work which he did with The Ventures on and off for 30 years, but there are some great moments in there. being a Louisiana native there's some really hot "swamp" pickin' in there. In the 60s, he did loads of session work for artists as diverse are Elvis and The Monkees (almost comparable to our Jimmy Page). Don't know if there is any solo stuff out there, but if there is, I bet it's worth a listen.

Mike

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Curby wrote:

Here's one by Eric Krasno, but the bass player steals the show imo.  I hope my pal Big Jeff sees this unique Beatle cover.

http://youtu.be/vQWq4nR02MA

Not only can that bassplayer "play" - he got great dancing moves too! smile

kestrou

14 (edited by Curby 2012-11-27 21:07:04)

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Jim Campilongo is someone I've admired for a long time and not just because of Norah Jones.  This guy easily falls in this category.  here's a nice cut off his Orange album.

http://youtu.be/zWHlGCwgPJ4

Doing the Chet thing with a '52 Telecaster. 

http://youtu.be/Bvua4unz-JI

15 (edited by Curby 2012-12-10 00:54:37)

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Peter Parcek falls easily into this category.  His album from 2010, The Mathematics of Love, is a remarkable first effort.  A nice mix of obscure covers and some damn good originals.  The album starts off with Peter Green's "Show Biz Blues" and Parcek really does it justice.  Here's a nice video of the song:
http://youtu.be/TD4RjbqhNRs

There's a slew of other great songs like the duet with Ronnie Earl on "New Year's Eve" that gives your head a workout and the ultra cool "Tears Like Diamonds". 
http://youtu.be/2DwR_3Wpcgo

I hope a few of you give this guy a listen.

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Rumaldo Ortiz (just goes by Rumaldo). He's also the founding member of the melodic rock band Angel Edge. Discovered him while looking up New Mexico Music Award winners for blues. He's won two Best Blues Song awards and also a Best Song - Metal Category when he was doing the rock thing in the 90's. He won Best Blues in 2006, finalist in 2007 (lost to Ryan McGarvey),  and won Best Blues Song again in 2008 (won against Ryan McGarvey).


http://www.myspace.com/rumaldoortizangeledge

His Angel Edge page is the first 'friend' at the above linked page. (not allowed to put two links in this post)

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room335 wrote:

Rumaldo Ortiz (just goes by Rumaldo). He's also the founding member of the melodic rock band Angel Edge. Discovered him while looking up New Mexico Music Award winners for blues. He's won two Best Blues Song awards and also a Best Song - Metal Category when he was doing the rock thing in the 90's. He won Best Blues in 2006, finalist in 2007 (lost to Ryan McGarvey),  and won Best Blues Song again in 2008 (won against Ryan McGarvey).


http://www.myspace.com/rumaldoortizangeledge

His Angel Edge page is the first 'friend' at the above linked page. (not allowed to put two links in this post)


Good shout room335 and welcome aboard.

18 (edited by room335 2013-01-11 23:20:36)

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Good shout room335 and welcome aboard.

Thanks for the welcome! As my user name suggests, I'm also a Larry Carlton fan. I'm also a fan of smooth jazz influenced contemporary blues guitar and vice versa. Generally if a blues artist attempts jazz it sucks (like SRV's attempt at jazz was awful IMO), and the when a jazz guitarist attempts straight ahead blues, it comes off too polished or without much feel - again IMHO, but I like this blues thing Larry Carlton does on this vid below. The only thing is I don't care for the end of the song and the guitar work leading up to the ending. The rest is great though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvkEh-c-kPY

P.S. Jeff Golub is another smooth jazz guitarist that admittedly loves the blues, but I'm not so sure he's a true blues guitarist or that he comes across that way in his blues tunes. Somewhat contrived versus a true blues feel. Still does some nice blues though. Rumaldo's guitar playing has some smooth jazz elements like what I'm referring to with Carlton and Golub. Robben Ford is another guitarist in this category of smooth jazz influenced guitarists.