Who are your influences?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Stan, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    I have several:
    The Beatles
    George Harrison
    John Lennon
    Paul McCartney
    Ringo Starr
    The Quarrymen
    The Silver Beatles
    Johnny & the Moondogs
     
  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Well, at least you cover a lot of ground. It’s not like you are stuck on just four people.

    Personally, I take all of my inspiration from Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe. :)
     
  3. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    64
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Dang, I left them out!
     
  4. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Buddy Holly
    Jerry Garcia
    Mark Knopfler
    David Gilmour
    Santana
    Kenny Vaughan
    Allman Brothers guitarists - pretty much all of them.
    Joe Walsh
    Andy Summers
    Cory Wong (the last 2 are my favorite rhythm players)
    Ry Cooder
    Bill Frisell
    Blake Mills


    These are all guitar players that have inspired me to play more - though rarely I their style. Some of them I don't really listen to or have their music (Frisell, Cooder) but even snippets of their music have opened up possibilities to me.
     
  5. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

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    B. Setzer
    J. Heath
    Jr. Brown
     
  6. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    Freddie King
    Cliff Gallup
    T-Bone Walker
    Charlie Christian

    Not saying I can play like any of them, but when I hear a lick in my head that I'm trying to translate to guitar, it's probably something from a record one of these guys played on.
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Freddie King has been too quickly forgotten.
     
  8. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    I didn't know that; it's kind of amazing to me. I have more records by him than by any other blues artist.
     
  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Hideaway was the first guitar solo/instrumental I learned all the way through in my guitar lessons. Lotta fun. Just learning this one song gives you a nice little arsenal of licks
     
  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    It seems like you don’t hear much about him. I think he was a great player and provided an interesting take on Blues that would have appealed to a broad audience and fit in well with the Surf that was happening at the same time. Surf bands are known to cover some Freddie King.

    The sound he gets on San-Ho-Zay is amazing. (Really, on most of the tracks I’ve heard, his sound is perfect, but San-Ho-Zay just stands out as an easy track to use as an example.) I’ve heard that it’s just his guitar straight into an early ‘60s Showman.

    He’s also very controlled. Listening to him as I write, I find that he is makes every note count and has a remarkable evenness to his playing. Obviously, he took his technique seriously.

    Until I looked it up, I didn’t realize how long ago we lost him. It seems to me that you don’t hear him brought up all that often, anymore. Honestly, I’d put him right up there with B.B.
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I’ve played a sloppy imitation of it, but I can see that it’s worth the time to woodshed, and get it right.
     
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