Just saw Ian Thorley and Big Wreck,,,,gonna quit guitar

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  1. monty

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    Loved that Andertons vid. After watching it when it came out I realized I had to get back into Eric Johnson!
    And that was a cool shoutout to my home city of Hamilton (and no we all don't do that move, lol)
     
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    I’d never heard these guys - they are really talented! Thanks for the tip!
     
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  3. BlueHeaven

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    You know, when I go to busy places with lots of people I try to wear my ILMO tour t-shirt to try to find another fan out there (or an "out there" fan?) or better yet, stir up a "who are THEY?" conversation. I've yet to have anyone say anything. I like threads like this where they get some new fans!
     
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  4. ejecta

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    What does sounding “Berklee” mean?
     
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    If looking to go further in the rabbit hole, check out all of the Suhr videos from NAMM in 2016 and 2017.
     
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  6. BlueHeaven

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    Those were my first exposure and they reeled me in like a trout!
     
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  7. Hack Prophet

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    Hard to define in words but you know it when you hear it, especially if you were inundated with it for years. Lotta Scofield influence and quotations. It's like groove rock that wishes it was jazz, not to say that's necessarily descriptive of Big Wreck.
     
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    Ian is jaw-droppingly good at all aspects of his musicianship. What's often overlooked, IMO, is his fabulous slide playing; just a monster.

    I recently saw BW in one of their rare Left Coast tours promoting the 20th anniversary of ILMO and, although I am more familiar with their more current repertoire, they were incredibly tight, solid, and inspiring. Ian's playing had me smiling ETE (ear to ear) for the entire set. Just an incredible talent!
     
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    Big Wreck...5 studio releases...guess I should get ILMO and get onboard!
     
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    Dude, it's not impossible. Let it inspire, like this dude.

     
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    Albatross is one of the best hard melodic rock releases of all time in my opinion. At least 7 tracks are pure fire brilliance.
     
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    Though I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite, it would be between Albatross and Ghost (although Grace Street has many moments as well). These later releases are evidence of Ian's continuing, evolving growth as a songwriter/singer/guitarist and BW's evolution as a band! Seriously one of the few, true "Triple-Threats" around these days!
     
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    One of my favorite solos not just by him, but of all time! Just the right combination of flash and melody; Brilliant!
     
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    I think it means playing that is LIGHT YEARS beyond what 90% of us can do.
     
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    Been listening to this album past 2 days myself - Fantastic stuff, really dug every track. Really appreciative to find such a talented ban thru this thread!
     
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    There is much to discover.....
    Big Wreck live Dunlop session! Tracks are from the first album the last and an evolved Thornley track.
     
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    Great band! Ian is a great singer player and songwriter. I LOVE "Hey mama"!

    But as someone said, they are not very exciting on stage.
     
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  19. Hack Prophet

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    You would be surprised. There are plenty of kids who can barely play at Berklee. Music business majors and such.

    And it's not uncommon for guitarists to be extremely poor readers, which is unusual for a "prestigious" music school.

    That obviously does not apply to Thornley (though I have no idea if he's reads) he is quite adept.
     
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    They are for me but I understand what you're saying. Jumping around, being really animated (often referred to as "into it"), great light show, engaging the crowd etc is not their strong suit but seeing them live playing my favorite music is enough. But, that's always been the case with me so...
     
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