Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by stratzrus, Jun 14, 2019.
Jeff Beck, Brian May and Larry Carlton are my top 3.
For you John Mcglaughlin(sp?) fans, dig up “Rawalpindi Blues” from Carla Bley’s Escalator Over the Hill opus.
Stephen Stills... with his acoustic guitar playing, then electric. Not to mention his musicianship on CSN debut album. Then I discovered Buffalo Springfield and Manassas.
Derek Trucks, from the moment he humbly walked onstage at Les Paul’s 90th birthday show and blew everyone off the stage (Schon, Lukather, Steve Miller, even Les himself). I’ve had a lot of guitar heroes over the decades, but it’s been Derek since then.
Teens: Warren DeMartini and EVH
20s: Audley Freed and Ian Moore
30s: Brian Setzer and Robin Trower
Now: Richie Kotzen and Guthrie Govan
Angus/Malcolm Young, Joe Perry, Mike Ness, Brian Serzer, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Mick Jones (The Clash), Slash/Izzy. That pretty much sums it up.
So awesome seeing mike ness getting love. Social D is super underrated.
I picked up a guitar because of Mike Bloomfield’s wicked blues licks. But John squire is a huge influence on my current playing style.
Shawn Lane, John Petrucci, Marco Sfogli, Andy Timmons, Mateus Asato
My main guitar hero from the first time I heard him back in 1980 is Steve Morse. To me, the guy is the do-it-all, play-anything, super-versatile musician that I've strived to be. I don't play much like him, but I do know he inspired and continues to inspire me to keep getting better and more diverse.
James Patrick Page. Others are close, but when it comes down to the combo of compositional and production skills, unique and instantly identifiable style both on acoustic and electric, adventerousnous as a sonic innovator and experimentor, theatricity and straight up rockstar mojo, oh and yeah he was guitarist for both the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. Come at me.
Him and Hendrix are tied for 2 in my book. Some days maybe a few others too. Barre, Gilmour, Townshend, etc...
When I think good and hard about it, there were players that inspired me, but I don't consider them 'heroes'.
Jimi, Gary & Jake
Angus, Slash, Edge, Gilmour, Knopfler