Your posts never cease to amaze....SRV was a unique entity, not just a guitar player. He was a one of a kind.
Joe is just a great technician. A chameleon. A cloner of those that interest him. Even he admitted this on Guitar Center Sessions.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is probably the closest to SRV in terms of style, but even he can't conjure up the voodoo or bleed his soul through his sound like SRV did.
The ONLY guy that's come along since Stevie to be able to do that, is Derek Trucks.
Stevie was a guy who many have tried to clone but I've never heard anyone match him let alone play his stuff better than he did. Stevie was also one of those "greats" who could hit one note and you knew it was him. Also he could solo for an hour and not get boring. Joe B get's boring after 5 seconds.
So to answer your question there will never be another SRV... Derek can't sing or write worth a damn. Stevie did both exceptionally well. Joe B can't. Kenny can't.
The only guy that even comes remotely close was Ian Moore, and he went off the rails years ago.
Yeah, I agree with this. Huge SRV fan and a big fan of Joe B. as well. Whether you like him or not, SRV was most definitely a game changer and his influence is still felt. I think Joe B. is a phenomenal player but his presence on the scene didn't really change anything. Go to any bar and you will hear SRV licks on tunes that aren't even SRV songs. Joe's influence isn't near that of Stevies.Seems like SRV kind of had his own unique tone, style, and class. Seems like he changed the game. I see Joe B as highly skilled, and love listening to him, but don't know that he is a game changer.
From what I've seen, Joe has been pretty open about Eric's influence on his playing, as he has been about the influence of SRV, Clapton, and Freddie King.So true. I'm waiting for him to start tapping like Van Halen or doing diminished runs like Yngwie and then get mad when people call him on it
Why don't you read it more carefully, then NOT leave out important words in your quote thereby taking it out of context ! Or are you not familiar with the word "compared". A 400 HP car may be considered powerful, but it's a scooter compared to a formula car. Clear yet? I swear, you can't say a freaking thing here w/o people reading things into your post that you didn't say. Good god..."He had minimal understanding of the fretboard" ? This may be the most off base remark I've read on this forum and that covers a lot of ground.
I've never seen anyone who had as complete a knowledge of a fretboard in my life.
Understanding the fretboard does not come from knowing modes and scales it's the movement, timing, expression, all the nuances that allow a master to speak through his instrument, not just play it.