I see a lot of guitarists mentioned and they all have one thing in common besides the panatonic scale. They are loud! As a bass player I look for more challenging bass lines than what Rock and Roll offers. I'm not putting down those guys because they are great. But I've been exposed to other genres of music and found exception guitarist in Jazz, Bluegrass yeah Classical. There are some Classical guitarist that make you just want to say...How do they learn this stuff? Yeah, I know I'm starting something but if you count success as in albums sold and how many of other peoples' album you played on then you would have to look at Glen Campbell.I want to start a thread to give some of the “ other “ guitarists some credit. Guitarists in bands that don’t get the credit I think they are due, that aren’t well known even though their band might be.
The guys that create the “ hook “ that makes you listen to a certain song when it comes on the radio.
I thought of a few bands like that, where I love the guitar work, but didn’t even know the guitarists
name many times. Only rules for this is the band must have made an album, and no solo artists, just band musicians. I‘d like to call attention to some of these guys that aren’t big names, even though everybody might recognize their work. Credit where credit is due, or overdue.
My nominees are Ian Bairnson, Paul Leary, and Rich Williams. Anyone recognize their names ?
They are all in bands that put out at least 5 albums, and I think their guitar work would be recognized by many rock fans, yet most people don’t know them.