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 #12032  by Chief5959
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:26 pm
The earliest influences:
D Allman Dicky Betts, and
Robbie Robertson

Richard Thompson
Neil Finn
Warren Hayes/Derek Trucks
Tom Verlaine/Richard Lloyd

 #12036  by China Cat
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:34 pm
not in order here they are:

phil lesh (his bass playing, i really like his middly sound)
stevie ray vaughan
al schnier, chuck gavey (moe.)
billy nershi
blues greats (bb, buddy, albert king)
disco biscuits guitarist(s?)
umphrey's guitarist(s?)
panics guitarist(s?)

 #12037  by WSPHead
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:43 pm
Michael Hauser (R.I.P.) of Widespread Panic
John Bell of Widespread Panic
Warren Haynes
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 #12039  by FretfulDave
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:44 pm
Early influences:

Eric Clapton
Johnny Winter
Jeff Beck
Duane Allman
Dickey Betts
Jerry Garcia


Warren Haynes
Trey Anastasio

 #12044  by Pigpen
 Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:08 pm
Im a fan of this idea

1.Jerbear :o
2.John Cipollina( Who doesnt love Quicksilver?)
3.Jorma Kaukonen (or hot tuna)
4.Bob Weir
5.Duane Allman

 #12047  by hesgone95
 Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:40 am
I'd have to say in no particular order, except the Fat Man:

Bob Dylan
Frank Zappa
Robert Smith(The Cure)
Stephen Stills
Tom Waits

 #12052  by bong_crosby
 Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:10 am
My top ten, although they would probably be different tomorrow.

1. Jimi
2. SRV
3. Jimmy Page
4. Dickey and Duane
5. Jerry
6. Neil Young
7. Dylan
8. Tom Petty (more for songwriting)
9. Deaner
10. Dwight Yoakam (very underrated songwriter)
 #12180  by Patro
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:02 pm
In order of influence (not a timeline):
Duane Allman
All three guitarists from Skynard
Chris Thomas (badest guitar player in the Pittburgh,PA area, also happens to be my little brother)
Mike Gallucci (some Bad Ass Air Force hombre from Jersey)

And...Whoever the guy (or girl) is that plays(ed) guitar for the band Mandrill.

 #12212  by BobbyWeird
 Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:52 pm
Bobby, Jerry, and Dancing Bear. :D
 #12213  by nolehead
 Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:43 pm
there are so many to list but these are my top 4

1) Duane Allman
2) Jerry
3) Joe Pass
4) Clapton

For newer musicians, it would be

1) Trey
2) Derek Trucks
3) Pat Metheny

 #12585  by cunamara
 Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:09 pm
That's actually almost hard to answer- I mean how do you narrow it down?

First and foremost would have to be a jazz guy named Bill Ebert, from whom I took lessons for years in college and after. I hooked up with him last summer to jam a few tunes and he kicked my ass (again)- pushing 60 and playing better than ever. You just never catch up.

Jerry and Bob of course. In some ways I find myself trying to be both of them at once when playing Dead tunes. Now there's a formidable challenge. Needless to say, I fail miserably.

Rory Gallagher would be in the top five.

Tal Farlow is another in the top five.

But wait, there's more! Jorma Kaukonen. And Richard Thompson.

Those are the main guys I have found myself trying to emulate. I won't put some guys on the list because they are part of the musical landscape and influence all of us: Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Richards, guys like that.

 #12610  by nicolasalk
 Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:00 am

 #13031  by ronster
 Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:54 am
In the beginning
Jorma,his playing of Gary Davis tunes was the reason I started playing guitar
Alvin Lee for his version of I'm ging home at woodstock was just pure rock and roll energy
Duane Allman The Fillmore East show, in particular his slide guitar on You don't love me. The only 8 track I ever bought twice because I wore it out.
After a few years it was Jerry on top of that list where he still remains.
Kimock has given me many a Jerry moment in this century.
Finally I gotta mention Bromberg cause he's so much fun to watch play.