Mudcat Café message #766631 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50535   Message #766631
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
16-Aug-02 - 04:36 PM
Thread Name: Really Good, Unknown Guitarists
Subject: Really Good, Unknown Guitarists
Reading a post from Dave Oesterreich on another thread I felt that it might be beneficial to open a thread in which one could sing the praises of one's favorite obscure guitarist (or banjo-player or fiddler for that matter).

You know what I mean, some guy who works down at the breaker's yard but can play "Orange Blossom Special " 10 times faster than Vassar Clements, or maybe some guitarist who works in McDonalds but can play "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" simultaneously.

Or , seriously, some professional who is really good but just hasn't made the leap to stardom that he/she deserves.

My nominations? Well, there is a Scottish guitarist called Tony McManus that nobody but me has ever heard of.(well, maybe a few other people ....) And there is an amazing guitar player from Florida called Doyle Dykes who is just mind-blowing.

Note to M.Ted :I know you are going to nominate fifty session players from Philadelphia who can pick spots off anybody, but let's restrain the nominations to two at most Ted, OK ?....*G*

Oh, and please include links to MP3's, websites, etc. if possible, but please don't let unfamiliarity with blue clickies deter you from posting.

Above links for my two are
Tony McManus
Doyle Dykes