posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 12:45 PM
Dig the thread.
I've been playing for alot longer than I care to admit. I've never been very good, but as the OP said, whenever I have a case of the blues, or am
ticked off, or whatever other emotion which may be consuming me, I can pull out my guitar and she'll 'bring me back home'. She is a true release
As a young man in the early 80's I had a bud who called me and said
"I have 2 tickets to a concert. One is yours if you drive."
"Sure. I'm there!"
We went to a college campus in Philadelphia. We went to the theater where this was supposed to happen. The whole thing sat maybe 500 people. If there
were 30 people in the audience it was alot. We were in the front row, Heck so was everybody there!
The lights went down.
They were getting ready to introduce a man who no-one had ever heard of.
"Ladies and Gentleman! Stevie Ray Vaughn"
He played for well over an hour. I don't think I picked my jaw up off the floor the entire time.
Stevie Ray - RIP my good man, you made a long haired punk realize what real talent is.
I'm kind of torn by the OP's comments, so I'm going to just name some guitarists whome I consider to be playing from the heart, and guitar
Jim Croce - (Yes - I said Jim Croce)
Jimi Hendrix - My guitar hero of all time. Dead 30 years, and his music is still cutting edge. Jimi, you left us too soon.
There's not too many present day guitarists who I think play from the heart.
Maybe Nino Bettencourt
I have to admit that I dig FunTwo. His Canon in D Major, is unbelievable.
Cool thread Dude.