Who is the greatest guitar player ever?
Steve Hill of Trois Riveieres, Qc can lay claim in Canada at the moment. Fresh off his four award evening at the Maple Blues Awards. Steve – on the heels of his second solo project – a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.
B.B King is considered to be the best ever among his peers – present and those gone by. Mr. King is heralded as being the innovator. The man responsible for every guitar player who came after. From Buddy Guy to Steve Hill – Mr. King is the King …
Jimi Hendrix took King’s legacy and brought it to an entire different level. Stratosphere some may say. Hendrix’s riffs, chords and notes – still mysterious many years following his premature demise.
Stevie Ray Vaughan. The only man since King and Hendrix to make the most seasoned guitar man shake his head in disbelief. Another innovator with lightning quick hands and a ‘feel’ that cannot be taught.
There are so many great guitarists, each unique in their very own way. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jack White.
The list is as long as a broken guitar string blowing in the wind…
There is one guy whose name does not come up often enough. A guy whom Clapton and Jeff Beck have heralded as the best. A guy who recorded a version of a song made famous by Jimi Hendrix, a seemingly untouchable song, and perhaps outdid Hendrix.
Please listen below to that song as well as two others by
the greatest guitar player ever?
Please – judge yourself …