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Posted By: van lingle
17-Aug-02 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Really Good, Unknown Guitarists
Subject: RE: Really Good, Unknown Guitarists
There was a fellow in Washington, DC that was pretty awesome named Tom Principato. He even recorded a duet album with Danny Gatton called "Blazing Telecasters".
John Miller is also a guy who deserves a lot more attention. He recorded a couple of classic albums of standards back in the 80's for Rounder called "Safe, Sweet Home" (my favorite guitar album) and "Biding My Time" (all Gershwin tunes). Before that he made some country blues recordings for Blue Goose where he captured and put his own stamp on the styles of Bo Carter and Blind Blake among others. IMO he's one of the few players that really captured the swing of Blake's syncopated bass technique. More recently he's recorded and album of tunes from the 30's thru 60's with a great singer named Rebecca Kilgore where he acts as her sole accompanist. vl