Grateful Dead Music Forum

A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

 #11714  by ctziel
 Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:32 pm
Jorma from Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna for sure.

 #11722  by Chief5959
 Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:56 pm
I would propose Richard Thompson. Interesting style on both electric and acoustic.

 #11747  by jahrome17
 Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:32 pm
i'll have to go with young guns Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks

As far as the older guys go, buddy guy for sure, warren haynes, john scofield, fareed haque and john mclaughlan

Plus some unmentioned names!
Jimmy Page (how the hell was he not mentioned yet???)
John Butler (if you don't know him, you should)

a lot of other named guitarists belong up there too, many of you mentioned some great guitarists

but Bobby Weir? NO. I respect his work with the dead, but as guitarists go, he is nowhere near the level of the greats

 #11753  by jackaroe1276
 Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:11 pm
No love for Tommy Emmanuel?

 #11758  by tigerstrat
 Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:26 pm
Maybe you could help us out with just who Tommy Emmanuel is...

I just can't see what others do in R.Randolph. I saw him once and it got old in a hurry.

 #11773  by shakedown_04092
 Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:40 am
tigerstrat wrote:I just can't see what others do in R.Randolph. I saw him once and it got old in a hurry.
I hate to say it, but I kind of agree. I do think what he is doing is very cool and I think he's extremely talented at what he does, but I am not that interested in it. He doesn't do much for me. I'll keep listening, though, because hopefully he'll hook me one of these days.

 #11775  by hesgone95
 Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:47 am
Hey, I just realized nobody's mentioned me! Oh wait no one's ever heard me...never mind. Forget it :-?

 #11778  by shakedown_04092
 Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:55 am
I forgot to mention, there's a pretty smokin' guitarist in the Bay Area right now who plays with The Flip Squad. His names is Jackson Haddad.

If you haven't heard them, check them out. SERIOUSLY. They have some pretty smokin' originals.

Check out the song Jazzy Jack on their myspace page. Sweet.

 #11786  by mttourpro
 Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:30 pm
Maybe not "best alive" (whatever that means) but very much worth listening to, learning from and yet to be mentioned:

Bobby Lee Rodgers (Code Talkers)

David Torn (english prog guy with Bruford years ago and solo)

Mike Keneily (sp) Zappa's 88 band and solo

Pat Metheny, Stanley Jordan, Eric Johnson, Alan Holdsworth, Hiram Bullock and Scott Henderson (jazz)

 #11793  by st. stephen
 Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:33 am
i like john frusciante from the red hot chili peppers.
but the best guitar player alive got to be bb king

 #12403  by hotasaPistol
 Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:36 pm
Johnny "Freakin" Winter....His version of Red House has got to be the all time greatest.......He is still as mean as he ever was and at one time he was the baddest of the bad...

Pistol :cool:

 #12408  by cunamara
 Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:03 pm
Martin Taylor.

Pat Martino.

Birelli Lagrene.

Not necessarily in any particular order.

 #12409  by bobbybobbob
 Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:58 pm
steve sweeny of ekoostik hookah:
he can really build up into a sick jam

 #12418  by LaughingBones
 Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:43 pm
Leo K.? He's good, but definitely not the best.

Hands down...

Electric-Alan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton
Acoustic-Tony Rice

 #12446  by Shaggy
 Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:59 am
Whilst Leo is top drawer, I prefer to go back to the source - John Fahey and Davy Graham. If I could only listen to those two acoustic guitarists I wouldn't be too down about it!!