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21st Century guitar heroes.

Post 1

shiftyakacampo

Who in your opinion is a modern day guitar hero? who in your eyes rules the guitar, and will be remembered in 50 years time..


21st Century guitar heroes.

Post 2

Doctor_X_42

Kaki King.


21st Century guitar heroes.

Post 3

GarudaJones

My list is almost endless, but if I'm pushed to choose, say, five names (excluding anyone obvious such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck etc.) they would be:
Robert Fripp: from King Crimson to just about every cool art rock record of the last 40 years (Bowie, Talking Heads, Eno, Blondie). Fripp's amazing. Invented his own tuning too.
Tom Verlaine: Guitarist with the mighty Television (Marquee Moon etc) and a singular stylist. Equal parts 50s twang and psychedlic folk. Heavily influenced by...
Richard Thompson: ex Fairport Convention, helped invent folk rock masterful writer and just astounding technician.
Nels Cline: Originally a jazzer, now resides in amongst the ranks of alt country heroes, Wilco. Tall, noisy and utterly bewilderingly jaw droppingly good.
Eivind Aarset: Norwegian nu-jazz guitarist with electronica leanings. Check out his 'Electronique Noire' recordings.

CAVEAT: ask me tomorrow and you'll get a totally different listsmiley - winkeye
GJ


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