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cs
10-25-2017, 08:40 AM
You know sometimes we tend to get caught up in the big names and forget about others who may not be as well known but have just a little bit of talent. I first saw this guy playing with Steve Vai on the Eric Clapton's Crossroads tour (lot of greats there) and I knew he had to be pretty good to even be on the stage with Steve. I may share that video later, but in the meantime what about this guy known as Tony MacApline? This guy ain't half bad.


https://youtu.be/sR7E7hMzlcI

Please feel free to post some of your favorites or some you just find outstanding.


Chad

Norman Bernstein
10-25-2017, 09:03 AM
Here's another one: Pat Karwan.

I have a little indirect relationship with this guy. He was the lead guitar player in a local band in my high school, one year ahead of my band, who we 'competed' against in a couple of 'battles of the bands' in the late 60's. That band became the 1910 Fruitgum Company, which had a very brief career with a couple of #1 bubblegum hits in the 1960's (remember 'Simple Simon Says'?). He was a brilliant guitar player back then... and still is. (I, on the other hand, really suck).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZQy9vV8ojw

CWSmith
10-25-2017, 09:13 AM
... but in the meantime what about this guy known as Tony MacApline?

He's fast, but musically he seems to have nothing to say. At least, whatever he is saying I am not hearing. No offense intended. I suspect that with better material he would be quite good.


Here's another one: Pat Karwan.

This I like a lot!!! I think I've seen a few of his other videos. He makes that guitar sing. Thank you! :)

cs
10-25-2017, 09:35 AM
No offense. Not for everyone. It may not always be about speed or accuracy (which he has plenty of) but innovation and soul in playing. Here is the Steve Vai video where I first saw him.. Now Steve is just beyond amazing in my opinion. Just one notch below Joe Satarni


https://youtu.be/_yZtq109plE

Chad

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 09:45 AM
I saw Kingfish do an acoustic set earlier this month. He is now 18 years old.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, performing Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"


https://youtu.be/IUQ87Al-huo

amish rob
10-25-2017, 09:49 AM
https://youtu.be/dEDHdBG_5ac
Okay.
I know itís not a guitar.
But, this dude is a virtuoso.
It starts a little slow, because itís part bad comedy, too. :)

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
10-25-2017, 09:50 AM
I saw Kingfish do an acoustic set earlier this month. He is now 18 years old.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, performing Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"


https://youtu.be/IUQ87Al-huo

He is one of my most favorites.

Thank you, so much, Jimmy, for introducing me to that kidís music. I hope to one day meet the both of youse. :)

Peace,
Robert

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 10:30 AM
Alicia Marie Venchuk - Shake Em


https://youtu.be/Qdf0V_w19mE

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 10:46 AM
https://youtu.be/NW08Rc802MQ

isla
10-25-2017, 10:49 AM
https://youtu.be/NW08Rc802MQ

I love this guy, and Walkin' Blues is one of my all-time favorite tunes. I know several versions, and I used to play it myself on slide guitar back in the day.

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 11:29 AM
Eric Gales "Little Wing"


https://youtu.be/S-f2Pby42eA

cs
10-25-2017, 12:46 PM
Ha, even does the upside down left handed stuff like Jimi! And you just gotta love the Walking Blues!

Speaking of slide, you might have heard of this guy, but I just love this song and the slide work.


https://youtu.be/Y2pyexH-k_8

Chad

WI-Tom
10-25-2017, 01:04 PM
What--no Tommy Emmanuel posted yet?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjHPBFy8K8E

Tom

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 01:46 PM
https://youtu.be/cTVCqzD0JrA

Just for the fun of it!!!!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-25-2017, 01:48 PM
And now - from deep left field...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK25-quv7fs

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 01:51 PM
I saw Sonny and Roy Rogers together a year ago from earlier this month.

5050

Sonny Landreth - "Zydeco Shuffle"


https://youtu.be/2pdpJuX1gDE

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 02:45 PM
A couple of north Mississippi fellows. I saw Duwayne earlier this month.

5051

Duwayne Burnside & Kenny Brown "Lord Have Mercy"


https://youtu.be/oqIRLwoT2og

Jim Bow
10-25-2017, 03:09 PM
https://youtu.be/gt5BVuIv4t8

cs
10-25-2017, 03:30 PM
Ahh! Brother Randolph. He is also on the Crossroads DVD and is amazing in his own right.

Chad

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 03:39 PM
https://youtu.be/fwjX-m4LkYk

CWSmith
10-25-2017, 05:27 PM
^ I do like the way Vidovic plays!

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 05:49 PM
https://youtu.be/0E0oD9F2TVQ

She started young, CW.
I've been surprised by how many very good young women classical players there are.

CWSmith
10-25-2017, 05:53 PM
I've been surprised by how many very good young women classical players there are.

Yes! Are you familiar with "Guitar Salon"? Their prices are out of my range, but they do have young up-and-coming guitarists come in and play some of their guitars. They put the videos on YouTube. It's an interesting way to see the young ones (and not so young ones) before they become famous.

And I lust after some of those guitars!

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 06:04 PM
A really good guitar would be wasted on me!:)
I'll check out Guitar Salon...Thanks.

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 06:15 PM
Sue Foley - Ice Queen


https://youtu.be/MRfvTfphd6o

CWSmith
10-25-2017, 06:56 PM
A really good guitar would be wasted on me!:)

Years ago, in my first tour of life in New Hampshire, I was a cross-country skier. My skis were ok, but not great. I figured when the grannies on the trail stopped passing me I would get some better skis. Until then, they would be a waste for me. I did the same with fly rods and reels. Today, I have no skis and the same fly rods. :) My guitar is a 35+ year old Yamaha that is worth more now than I paid for it only because of inflation.

"A man has got to know his limitations." :)

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-25-2017, 07:31 PM
A man and his guitar is a beautiful thing.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTBdxUbOU8w

LeeG
10-25-2017, 07:45 PM
Many, many thanks for this thread

Jimmy W
10-25-2017, 09:17 PM
Joe Bonamassa Woke Up Dreaming


https://youtu.be/HLoOnBbDeeQ

pipefitter
10-25-2017, 10:38 PM
I've grown tired of the shreduosos. Another overdone byproduct of the internet. Now there's 5 year olds doing it. Same with electric blues. SRV managed something great for not trying to really be like anyone else. He just walked out of his house one day playing like that. While many others may nail the technicals, they fail on the uniqueness with the personality of it all. Just a thing after growing up with the originals like Hendrix, Santana, Zappa, Van Halen, Rhoads etc. Only thing I can think of is that the originals must have used it all up and there is just nothing left.

I was yawning by the time Metallica came out and pretty much ever since. Satriani and Vai scratched an itch that needed scratching, with the likes of Van Halen being a bit too stingy with their solos. Malmsteen? lol. . .that dude pretty much put the exclamation point on the shred of it all. How do you drive 55 after that?

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 10:46 PM
https://youtu.be/cv2Fyjk0GGM

By far the best guitar player I've seen live, in Arlington, Texas of all places in 1961.
The audience of college kids was spellbound.

pipefitter
10-25-2017, 10:49 PM
I mean, they really don't have to work so hard. It ain't like digging a ditch, or anything like that.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvyEZk5Vb6A

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 11:24 PM
https://youtu.be/9QJLUH97orU

Glen Longino
10-25-2017, 11:30 PM
https://youtu.be/sKusTj2LiPE

Glen Longino
10-26-2017, 01:42 AM
https://youtu.be/yBj1rzlhsaA

Glen Longino
10-26-2017, 01:52 AM
https://youtu.be/yBj1rzlhsaA

cs
10-26-2017, 07:04 AM
I've grown tired of the shreduosos. Another overdone byproduct of the internet. Now there's 5 year olds doing it. Same with electric blues. SRV managed something great for not trying to really be like anyone else. He just walked out of his house one day playing like that. While many others may nail the technicals, they fail on the uniqueness with the personality of it all. Just a thing after growing up with the originals like Hendrix, Santana, Zappa, Van Halen, Rhoads etc. Only thing I can think of is that the originals must have used it all up and there is just nothing left.

I was yawning by the time Metallica came out and pretty much ever since. Satriani and Vai scratched an itch that needed scratching, with the likes of Van Halen being a bit too stingy with their solos. Malmsteen? lol. . .that dude pretty much put the exclamation point on the shred of it all. How do you drive 55 after that?

I guess it can be hard to re-invent the wheel but I still love watching and listening and just admiring the skill set.

Oh BTW it has been said that these two guys were okay.


https://youtu.be/Ni8KBhnebwE


Chad

CWSmith
10-26-2017, 09:45 AM
I've grown tired of the shreduosos.

I am so glad someone else things so! It is monotonous.

CWSmith
10-26-2017, 09:50 AM
I mean, they really don't have to work so hard. It ain't like digging a ditch, or anything like that.

Oh, that was lovely. That is what I would do if I could. Sadly, I can't.

Jimmy W
10-26-2017, 10:30 AM
Alvin Youngblood Hart lives at the other end of the state from you in Memphis.

Alvin Youngblood Hart - "Pony Blues"


https://youtu.be/tf3HJvLALR0

cs
10-26-2017, 12:25 PM
For those that don't like all the shredding how about one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite shredders.


https://youtu.be/VI57QHL6ge0

Chad

Breakaway
10-26-2017, 02:16 PM
I like shredding. And there is musical precedent: check out some Charlie Parker, or other Bebop jazz originals. They played some stuff at like 500 BPM. It was technical showmanship, but, also a way to weed out the wannabees. Keep up or shut up, as it were.

For all of that, I also enjoy slower stuff. This song contains one of my favorite guitar solos of all time. You have to listen to the single version of the song, which is a wholly different mix than the album version. The solo is hotter on the solo, and there is a second solo later on in the song that is not on the album version of the song. However it is hard to find the single version on the Internet. Only the album version seems to be available. Here is a decent cover--though Harrison had a feel that's tough to match.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j0osqiJJk8



Kevin

Jimmy W
10-26-2017, 02:41 PM
Jeff and Tal, Cause We've Ended As Lovers


https://youtu.be/qMryWoRRqUc

Jimmy W
10-26-2017, 02:50 PM
Johnny A - Oh Yeah


https://youtu.be/mJ7amOCI6DI

CWSmith
10-26-2017, 09:31 PM
A favorite of mine:


https://youtu.be/DXRfHAZ901c

https://youtu.be/DXRfHAZ901c

CWSmith
10-26-2017, 09:39 PM
For those that don't like all the shredding how about one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite shredders.

I like that! He's expressive, changing it up, offering something different, developing ideas, that's good! I liked that a lot. Thank you.

pipefitter
10-27-2017, 03:32 AM
I like Satriani and Vai and some of the originals at that game. I still like a lot of the guitar greats and still listen to them regularly. A lot of the Jazz players too such as Larry (Mr. 335) Carlton, Russ Freeman, Norman Brown, Chris Standring etc. I guess it's what amounts to virtuoso in a box these days that has become so predictable that I don't care for so much. Vai grew a lot of his chops along side Zappa. That had to be an incredible ride.

Favorite Vai Tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVXax5AXOA

pipefitter
10-27-2017, 03:39 AM
The groove girls don't have to 'twerk' for a living. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhjmS2VPZwI

isla
10-27-2017, 04:24 AM
I like shredding. And there is musical precedent: check out some Charlie Parker, or other Bebop jazz originals. They played some stuff at like 500 BPM. It was technical showmanship, but, also a way to weed out the wannabees. Keep up or shut up, as it were.

Kevin

I agree. I like shredding and I like Bebop. Steely Dan have a song called Parker's Band and I like the line "And if you can't fly you'll have to move in with the rhythm section."

I also like melodic stuff like this..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15eu7ar5EKM

cs
10-27-2017, 06:55 AM
I like Satriani and Vai and some of the originals at that game. I still like a lot of the guitar greats and still listen to them regularly. A lot of the Jazz players too such as Larry (Mr. 335) Carlton, Russ Freeman, Norman Brown, Chris Standring etc. I guess it's what amounts to virtuoso in a box these days that has become so predictable that I don't care for so much. Vai grew a lot of his chops along side Zappa. That had to be an incredible ride.

Favorite Vai Tune.


Awesome tune for sure. Did you notice the guy I started this thread with, Tony MacAlpine is in this video? He is on guitar and keyboards. Here is one of my favorite Vai tunes.


https://youtu.be/wUQfvbBRnZs

Chad

cs
10-27-2017, 07:03 AM
and here is my second favorite Vai song, a little more shred in this one.


https://youtu.be/GakOgDSvcfo

Chad

Breakaway
10-27-2017, 08:28 AM
Some may be interested to know that Satriani was Stev Vai's guitar teacher early on, and that they both took lessons from jazz great, Billy Bauer, who operated a studio in Roslyn Heights, NY.

Kevin

isla
10-27-2017, 09:41 AM
I've recently discovered these guys.

The Aristocrats - Bad Asteroid. Guthrie Govan on guitar..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8gOMUjwtwQ

cs
10-27-2017, 10:00 AM
Some may be interested to know that Satriani was Stev Vai's guitar teacher early on, and that they both took lessons from jazz great, Billy Bauer, who operated a studio in Roslyn Heights, NY.

Kevin

I was aware of that but I've also been told there is more to the story than just Satarini teaching Vai, that it was more of an equal learning/sharing thing, not sure. Either way they are both monsters of the axe. I first really started to notice Steve was the movie Crossroads where we dueled with the Karate Kid.


https://youtu.be/CqdL36VKbMQ

Chad

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-27-2017, 04:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Y4FIOubiM

cs
11-16-2017, 02:35 PM
Here is the man, live himself, performing the song I opened this thread with. One day I will be playing this song. At the moment I just keep practicing it.


https://youtu.be/BsJisD7n8_Q

Chad

Norman Bernstein
11-16-2017, 02:39 PM
I like shredding. And there is musical precedent: check out some Charlie Parker, or other Bebop jazz originals. They played some stuff at like 500 BPM. It was technical showmanship, but, also a way to weed out the wannabees. Keep up or shut up, as it were.

For all of that, I also enjoy slower stuff. This song contains one of my favorite guitar solos of all time. You have to listen to the single version of the song, which is a wholly different mix than the album version. The solo is hotter on the solo, and there is a second solo later on in the song that is not on the album version of the song. However it is hard to find the single version on the Internet. Only the album version seems to be available. Here is a decent cover--though Harrison had a feel that's tough to match.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j0osqiJJk8


I recognize this as the Phil Spector version (the one with all the horns prominent)... the George Martin remixed version, which suppresses the horns, features George's guitar played through a Leslie cabinet.

On either version, you can make out the alternate version, at a much lower amplitude.... I guess they had enough tracks left, out of the eight track recording, for both of them.

Jimmy W
11-16-2017, 02:59 PM
I saw Jeff Jensen live last Saturday night. He is another Memphis based guitarist.

Jeff Jensen - T Bone Shuffle


https://youtu.be/HVBvOVl2ZbI

Breakaway
11-16-2017, 04:58 PM
I recognize this as the Phil Spector version (the one with all the horns prominent)... the George Martin remixed version, which suppresses the horns, features George's guitar played through a Leslie cabinet.

Play the video through to the end. Both versions are represented. ( The single remix only in part at the end--and it's probably not a Leslie in this vid, but a stomp box that replicates one)

Kevin

ThomRose
11-16-2017, 05:21 PM
Okay, since this thread has moved into some better known names, I will add one with this caveat - I know nothing about playing guitar. Like art, I know what I like and experts may not agree.

I nominate Dick Dale - never exceptionally well known, but definitely influential, and to my ear, talented.

Jimmy W
11-16-2017, 06:03 PM
"The Arson's Match" Peter Karp Band w/Mick Taylor


https://youtu.be/LATIxM7ziBI

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 12:47 AM
Jerry Douglas - Hey Joe


https://youtu.be/ZkiTlVpBo5o

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Ana Popovic ē Ana's Shuffle


https://youtu.be/wq5JskDY3Ic

Robert W. Long
11-18-2017, 08:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctRtJCpwSxg

Jimmy W
11-18-2017, 08:15 PM
That is nice.

Osborne Russell
11-18-2017, 09:33 PM
Shreddin' ain't singin'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jmeU505GI.