I'd have to start with Bonnie Raitt ... her voice and her guitar work just knock me out!
...interesting blogging... but was the filter, "guitarist" lost in the discussion?... there are plenty of great singers that have a superior strum/picking style. However, would you really put Joan Baez, Emmy Lou, or Shawn, as suggested, against Joan Jett, Bonnie or Tal (Bass for Beck), as suggested, when considering a "guitarist ?????
In my humble opinion, you got a point!
Nevertheless, I must say that, by the late 60's and early 70's, I used to listen carefully to Joan Baez guitar arrangements, and learned every single note on them. She may not be a "guitarist" in the sense of the word, but, like Paul Simon, she sure can play guitar. I still remember many of their songs not because of the singing but because of the guitar accompaniment they performed...
Hi Luis..., I hate being humble.. I am, more or less, the arrogant factor... thriving from guilt, anxiety and a burning desire to separate the solid wood from the laminate. I "classify" in order to save memory banks, both virtual and real. But,,,,....,,,.... you are correct... one must look through the forest to see the tree.
I agree totally! Great point.
Went to see Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Chicago Theatre last night.
Gabriela Quintero's rhythmic palying was absolutely rock solid. Her right hand was just a blur. Amazing to watch.
I like Melissa Etheridge!
"Little Song" by Sarah Jarosz ... beautiful!