A few of us have touched on this topic in a couple of other threads and it seems like something more than a handful of us care about so. figured i’d start a thread.
I recently mentioned Prince as an artist who’s respected but not always recognized as a guitar virtuoso.
I’m a southern boy so of course I grew up on southern rock. I was never a huge Skynyrd fan but Allen Collins was famous for Freebird and other LS songs. I believe that Duane Allman, who we lost so young, was an amazing guitarist and of course Dicky Betts is a guitar god of some repute. If you’ve never listened to the Allman Brothers’ band take a listen to the Essential Allman Brothers remastered and I think you’ll agree with my assessment of Duane.
A country artist that got famous at the Opry as well as on HeeHaw but never seemed to get the respect many believe he deserved as a guitarist was Roy Clark. The dude was a virtuoso on the acoustic but he could hold his own on an electric as well.
Who are your favorites? Any obscure guitarists that you love and think we should know about? Just please don’t say Steve Vai…hahaha…I know he’s talented but he annoys the crap outta me for some reason.