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Thread #22066   Message #239237
Posted By: Rick Fielding
07-Jun-00 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: Most versatile guitarist?
Subject: RE: Most versatile guitarist?
Ummmm, Jethro Burns. Now THERE was a picker!

I've been thinking about this lately and I think there's a problem in only naming "famous" guitarists. I'm more convinced than ever that the MOST VERSATILE person is a virtually unknown sideman. Someone capable of playing many styles really well. My final vote goes to Canada's Tony Quarrington. I can't think of any piece in any style that he wouldn't be able to replicate with a few minutes practice. He's not famous, but has played on hundreds of recordings. Among the famous....I'll still go with Danny Gatton.