Under rated guitarists

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by juks, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    This may not qualify, but while he was alive, there were not a lot of people who heard of him.
    As far as slide guitar, in the Blues genre, J.B. Hutto is recognized, around Chicago, but not too many other people are familiar with him. I was blessed enough to see him four times, he was amazing.
    He was not inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame until after his death. Jack White's use of a Montgomery Ward Res-O-Glas Airline guitar helped give J.B. the visibility he deserved.
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I saw J.B. Hutton and the Hawks at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1970. It was an education!
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  3. tenthstreet

    tenthstreet Electromatic

    May 10, 2021
    Three thoughts: 1) he’s not underrated among musicians or on guitar forums, but Mike Campbell isn’t on the radar of of most folks, 2) Jesse Ed Davis, and 3) the guitarist of the criminally underrated XTC, Dave Gregory.
  4. Rusty Chops

    Rusty Chops Electromatic

    Sep 8, 2021
    Redding, CA
    Danny Kortchmar “Kooch”
    Like A Rock (Seger) solo, etc.

    EDIT: Rick Vito did that solo!

    Danny Kortchmar played on something else that impressed me.
    Those brain cells have apparently winked out now, unfortunately.
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  5. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’m gonna say CC Deville. Maybe he wasn’t in the best band to display his talent but the dude could play
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  6. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    David Rawlings, sort of Gillian Welch's "silent" musical partner. I think he his one of the few out there with a truly unique sound.

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  8. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    I'm tempted to say Gary Richrath but is he really underrated (maybe by some non guitarists)?
  9. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    100% on that one. Absolutely love Martin Barre.
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  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    A great mentor to many in the genre too.
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  11. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    Jan 9, 2013
    Ok, maybe I'm just out of the loop, but I thought J.B. Hutto was wildly popular. At least on a level with Hound Dog Taylor.
  12. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I have to add Jimmie Vaughan too. Was lucky enough to see Fabulous Thunderbirds live in the 80s and his playing was amazing. Under rated and forgotten as SVR was his brother.

  13. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Shoot, now you're talkin.
    Yep, that guitar is called a JB Hutto round me, call it a Jack White and you gettin corrected.
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  14. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    How about:
    Eddie Van Heusen
    Mark Knocker and
    Steve Viegh?
  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Whole show of the underrated old vampire:

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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    [QUOTE="Trash Kidd, post: 1434354, member: 16847]Captain Sensible from The Damned[/QUOTE]
    "WOT" was a massive hit over here." So cool.
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Bernie Marsden is another great who does not get enough attention. What a gentleman and fabulous player.
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  18. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    Terry Kath

    John Cipollina
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  19. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    If I hadn't nominated Dot, CC was next up.

  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Brinsley Schwartz from Graham Parker and the Rumour
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