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 #12013  by caspersvapors
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:33 am
Im sure all of us will put Jerry and various other Dead members, but who are your main influences?

Im still thinking, it really varies from month to month, depends on what Im listening to @ the time besides GD

 #12014  by d-v-s
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:39 am
As you mentioned, the Dead's right up at the top of the list.

Beyond the dead, I think my biggest influences are Jim Croce and I have just started to take liking to Warren Haynes. Both of them write great songs, lyrically as well as musically.

 #12015  by golfnutt
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:19 am
I have my own personal "Mount Rushmore" of influence's in no perticular order

1. Jerry
2. Duane Allman
3. Muddy Waters
4. Buddy Guy

cool post, I wound think it would generate some intereting responses

 #12016  by strumminsix
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:13 am
In order:

Bob Weir
Mark Knopfler
Jerry Garcia
Bob Dylan
Arlo Guthrie

Now the folkies on the list didn't inspire me to play like them persay but their music inspired me to pickup the guitar more often!

 #12017  by Benthegoodbum
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:24 am
Bob Dylan
Woodie Guthrie
Johnny Cash
David Gilmour(sp?)

 #12018  by colotic
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:24 am
Buddy Guy
Gabor Szabo
Jimi Hendrix
Carlos Santana
Jerry Garcia

The core of the jam...

 #12020  by LaughingBones
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:42 am
I play acoustic guitar soooooo....

Tony Rice and Jerry when I'm playin some acoustic dead tunes

 #12021  by shakedown_04092
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:02 am

 #12022  by amyjared
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:08 am

Songwriting: Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Zappa, Zevon

Guitar playing (my level): Keith Richards, Johnny Ramone, Frank Black

Guitar Playing (The level I wish I could achieve): Hendrix, Steve Morse, Adrian Belew, Clapton, Robbie Robertson

All Around: Miles Davis, Tom Waits, Garcia

 #12023  by squire758
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:20 am
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Jerry Garcia
Trey Anastasio
Buddy Guy
BB King
Carlos Santana

 #12024  by Shaggy
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:15 am
Neil Young
Jerry Garcia
Jackson Browne
Davy Graham

 #12025  by HOWEYMAN
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:35 am
Mine are all the same as those mentioned. But another one in particular is Tommy Iommi. I'm a fan of the early Sabbath. The first album,in my opinion is a masterpiece. I have it on vinyl. Everytime I need some inspiration to play, this album never fails me.

 #12026  by hobbsy
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:47 am
Being more or less a rhythm guitar player I lean towards:

!. Bobby, duh, perhaps the best/most unique rhythm guy ever
2. Dylan, very underrated in my opinion as a guitar player.
3. Ryan Adams, though I know some can't stand the guy. He still writes good songs and straightforward as it is, I like his guitar playing.

My real guitar heros though are

1. Jerry
2. Hendrix
3. Duane Allman
4. Warren Haynes
5. Jimmy Herring
6. The two guys from Moe. who melt my face every time.
7. Dean Ween, go to a show, you'll get it. Uh, or is it Gene?

 #12028  by grateful4booze
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:49 pm
The guys who got me to pick up a guitar for the first time were:

Alex Lifeson
Buck Dharma
Pete Townshend
Steven Stills.

As I got older, my favorites are: (no order)
Stevie Ray
Warren Haynes
Duane Allman
Steve Marriott
Marc Ford
Neil Young

 #12029  by tigerstrat
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:13 pm
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Jerry Garcia
3. Bill Monroe
4. Lowell George
5. Django Reinhard
6. Steve Howe
7. Ludwig van Beethoven
8. Adrian Belew
9. Trey Anastasio
10. Danny Elfman

that's a rough cross-section