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Best Fingerstyle Guitarist?


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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011 5:03:01 AM PDT
Snoo says:
J. Seigle,

Right on !. I know I sound pompous but too many people on these threads are just clueless. Just because they like a band or a musician and he can play ok, they want to include him on a "best" list.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011 5:39:36 AM PDT
TeeJay says:
Wow, did not see for sure if anyone else said it, but kind of a no-brainer her -

Al Di Meola

then Chet Atkins
followed closely by Roy Clark
Richard Thompson for sure and
Leo Kottke.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011 6:00:15 AM PDT
jblyn says:
"Puh-lease. Blackmore isn't primarily a fingerstyle guitarist, hasn't developed that genre, and isn't known for it." Yeah, so? It was a recognizable riff that HAPPENED to be finger-picked, which was unique for the time. QED.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011 6:15:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2011 6:15:52 AM PDT
Snoo says:
jblyn,

So that makes Blackmore a "best" fingerstyle guitarist. Absolutely not !!
You are the perfect example of what I meant by "clueless" in my last post.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2011 6:23:00 AM PDT
J. Seigle says:
I didn't know DiMeola played fingerstyle. I've only heard his flat-picking. What has he done fingerstyle? (Aside from the "best fingerstyle" issue I find him an acquired taste and never could really get into his music.)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2011 3:11:35 PM PDT
jblyn says:
Like I care what you think, snoo?

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 3:32:04 PM PDT
I don't know if he fits the category, but my favorite guitarist is Eric Clapton followed by Anthony Wilson. Has anyone heard of Anthony Wilson?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2011 5:36:52 AM PDT
Snoo says:
jblyn,

Probably not.
I am just stating a valid point !

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 11:36:15 AM PDT
big A says:
merle travis and doc watson must really suck ? huh or you guys are not really thinkin much !

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2011 1:18:40 PM PDT
I have the impression that a lot of people on this thread have never seen or heard a true fingerstyle guitarist. (Not directed at anyone in particular.)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2011 1:24:55 PM PDT
Snoo says:
You are correct Buttercup !

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 2:06:29 PM PDT
Jack Kerouac says:
Paco De Lucia is in my opinion the best fingerstyle guitarist

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 2:09:20 PM PDT
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Poppa Joe says:
Frank Christian . . .
oh yeah, David Bromberg, too.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 4:29:17 PM PDT
Actual fingerstyle guitarists: Laurence Juber, Peppino D'Augustino, Tommy Emmanuel, etc.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 4:29:33 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 9, 2011 7:54:36 PM PDT
jblyn says:
Snoo, let's get one thing straight. I put in Ritchie Blackmore on the basis of one VERY recognizable bit of finger-picking, NOT because I thought his ouvre was finger-picking. If either you or the other guy had bothered to look at the rest of my list, you would have seen guitarists listed there who are PRIMARILY finger-pickers. But what gets really tiresome in these groups are people who decide that the best way of dealing with anything they disagree with is to hit other people over the head with their disagreement. These lists are supposed to be for discussion, not for having p***ing contests over what is "really" this or what is "really" that.

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 12:52:46 PM PDT
mahduk says:
Someone already stole my thunder by mentioning Stanley Jordan.

Another favorite of mine would be the folk/pop duo of Jim Croce and Maury Muelheissen (sp?). They complemented each other very well.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 3:58:52 PM PDT
S. Moore says:
Doug Smith

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 6:44:39 PM PDT
He's not "the best," but Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek is an absolutely stellar guitarist when it comes to picking. He uses a cool fusion style of picking though, alternating between his fingers and an actual pick. Listen to "Ode to a Butterfly" -- I assure all of you that he's impressive.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2011 7:07:56 PM PDT
Dee Dee Tee says:
wow, played the shite out of that classical guitar. great clip!

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 9:41:43 PM PDT
Adrian Legg is the best I ever saw ....Live. And he does all his shows by himself...just him sitting on a stool....no supporting band....nothing but him & his Guitar. Great show BTW.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 5:26:19 AM PDT
everyone should know Jorma.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 6:13:48 AM PDT
Earl Millard says:
Raul Midon

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 6:17:39 PM PDT
stevign says:
Bireli Lagrene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI5P9REpiPM

Paco de Lucia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYkz30RL_GU

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 6:49:05 PM PDT
B. Shelton says:
YouTube (verb?) some Antoine Dufour...mostly "To Run In A Dream" or his cover of "Hide and Seek" (or anything else, for that matter). I guarantee you'll be glad you did.
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