Chet Atkins Chuck Berry Link Wray - pioneered distortion and invented power chord ! Jeff Beck Cliff Gallup - rockabilly god
James Burton with Elvis Presley and Rick Nelson!!! Mother Maybelle Carter's 'Carter Scratch' was revolutionary, awesome stuff. Billy Duffy from the Cult always grabbed me. Tonny Iommi the riff master, um rated greatest Heavy Metal guitarist by Guitar magazine. Clapton, of course. Luther Perkins laid down some of the most economical and tasty rockabilly solos. I haven't followed him close but what I have heard from and about Johnny Marr makes him notable. Albert Lee should be above; he's the Clapton of Americana. Ty Tabor of King's X is awesome (just ask Tim ) ; I've seen them/him live a few times. I have listened to him near enough but Joe Satriani is fantastic! Willie Nelson's strumming is as notable as his behind the beat vocal style!
Dave Davies is actually my personal favorite but I left that as a given!
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2011 12:47:09 GMT -5 by bamajohn1
Oops, meant to have included Angus Young. Jimi Hendrix, of course. Dave Edmunds.
In the needed to checkout file: I've heard great things about Joe Bonamassa; never listened to him but he played at the jazz fest here in our small town in the last couple years and I couldn't make it. I hear he's with the supergroup Black Country Communion now.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2011 16:00:50 GMT -5 by bamajohn1