I'm asking who's your favorite. Your favorites who are still living, and your favorites who are no longer living. They don't have to be who you think is the greatest, just ones you like for whatever reason. The only thing I ask is to keep each question to 3 answers or less. I know that's asking alot considering how many fantastic players there really are all there. I had trouble sticking with my own request but I narrowed it down.
My 3 favorite guitarists that are no longer with us is:
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - His first album is still my favorite from him. I absolutely love the song "Texas Flood" from it. I was very fortunate to see him in concert 7 times.
JIMI HENDRIX - When I was young my father bought me a stereo from a garage sale. It had an 8-track player, my uncle gave me my first 8-track, "Smash Hits" from Jimi. I been a fan ever since.
KURT COBAIN - Singer, songwriter and guitarist from Nirvana. As great as "Nevermind" was, I was blown away by "Unplugged in New York". From beginning to end it's perfection.
My 3 favorite living guitarists are:
BUDDY GUY - I'm embarrassed to say I used to think he didn't match up with Robert Johnson, B.B. King or Muddy Waters. One day on the way to a blues festival, I heard "A Man and the Blues", then I seen him performed, made me realize how dumb I been. Possibly the greatest living guitarist.
TOM MORELLO - The guitarist for one of my favorite bands of all-time, Rage Against the Machine. Unfortunately the group broke up. If you never heard them, get their self-titled debut album or "The Battle of Los Angeles". Very good live. He nows plays in the group Audioslave.
JACK WHITE - Guitarist, singer and songwriter from the group The White Stripes. A friend of mine gave me a bootleg tape of him doing a Son House song, which made me buy their album "White Blood Cells". I rank it every good as Nirvana's Unplugged in New York. Another one who's great live, if you have the chance to see him perform, go. Very underrated guitarist.
Okay that just made me think of another question - Who's the most overrated guitarist?
My choice ( and I might get some flack for this) is:
TED NUGENT - Some friends I grew up with think he's in the top ten. I never been a fan of his. He doesn't suck. I always like his song "Strangehold", and if I heard it just one time a year "Cat Scratch Fever" wouldn't be bad either.
Tell me your choices.