Yep that's him! Saw him a couple times. Seemed like a really nice guy.I think I know who you mean but I can't come up with the name either.
Roy did a lot of silly stuff, true. But, just watch his face when he plays. He's giving it his most, his best, playing at the top of his ability. I'll have to add in Glen Campbell, who was every bit Roy's equal.
EDIT: The tapping jazz guitarist I'm thinking of is Stanley Jordan.
Me too. I like your list, a lot better. Eric Johnson is an excellent player, but he’s about as modern as my tastes get.Definitely too old to fully appreciate that list!
And then there are the jazz players, especially chord melody and bossa nova guys. I wish I was good enough to say that they influence my playing.