Guitar Wars. Henjoy vs Twistedmuser!
1- Merle Travis:
He is the Grand Daddy of all Guitar players, he influenced not just country but all genre of guitar playing and was prominent enough to have a style of playing named after him.
2 – Chet Atkins:
Influenced the Nashville Sound that took Country Music over to the pop charts, he understood the way the guitar is played and was an accomplished guitar player.
3- Eric Clapton:
Without a doubt he has established himself as being the best rock guitarist of his generation.
4- Jimmi Hendrix:
In the short time he was classed as a superstar he rocked the world with his explosive guitar playing and technical ability to shape sound.
5- Roy Clark:
His middle of the road approach to guitar playing filled a void were his expert playing reached out to all ages and genre of listeners.
1 – Duane Allman:
He was already an accomplished guitarist playing with such greats as Eric Clapton and Wilson Pickett, but when he learned to play slide, he made the Allman Brothers what they are now, which is one of the greatest southern jam bands to exist. I can only imagine what they would be like now if he had not died in a motorcycle accident in 69.
2 – Robert Johnson:
Where would Blues and subsequently rock have gone without him? Supposedly he made a deal with the devil in order to acquire his legendary skills.
3 – Jack White
Yeah, I know he does not have the pure talent that others have, but he does have a style that makes me wear out the repeat button on my CD player. His range of musical styles he covers is amazing, from Blues to Rock to Americana.
4 – Ritchie Blackmore
Deep Purple. Smoke on the Water. Enough Said.
5 – Link Wray
A man ahead of his time! If he had played what he did in 1958 (Rumble) a decade later, you wouldn’t be scratching your head now saying “Who the heck is he?”