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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Yeah, there is no best.

I like David Gilmour, does a lap steel count?

http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=69

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:27am PT
sometimes we remember the first as the best




survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:29am PT
I also would throw down a Sonny Landreth vote.

But this here dude might have a little something to say about it!!
Especially near the end!

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Are there really any bad slide guitar players?

Probably millions, and you won't recognize any of their names,..
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:38am PT
As a longtime slide player myself I would agree there is no one best
player...my fav's are Jerry Douglas #1 hands down , love David Gilmour
and I gotta throw Johnny Winter in there ... Roy Rogers kicks it too.
the list goes on.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
^^^^ Robert Randolph. Very good.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Does it have to be a guy?

How about Bonnie Raitt?

Caught the tail end of an interview with BB on the XM blues channel the other day..

The interviewer was asking him why he never played slide..

"I have stupid fingers and never could learn, but you know I think Bonnie Raitt is one of the best out there now"
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Jerry Douglas is great player, but technically he plays a dobro. That's different than a slide guitar
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Finally Donald makes a good post!!

Often it seems that Electric guitar is a lot more fun to play than it is to listen to. the accoustic is just so much better...
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Maybe not the best, but my Grandpop was a great guitar player, and he could rock a slide. He had a dobro at one time, and a pedal steel. I need to get those CD's of him playing from my cousins. He passed in '92.
So nice to grow up with great guitar as a background.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Ellen Macelwaine:


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:09pm PT



Bad ass - kind of bad - beer bottle blues
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
REALLY love all the offerings here folks, great stuff!! Probably should have called the thread "Favorite Slide Guitar Player", not Best. I'm listening to everything here and am having a great day off work with yummy coffee in a robe gettin' my slide on!
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:17pm PT




Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Are there really any bad slide guitar players?

Yes, one is typing right now :)

I am sure I am having more fun playing it than my family has listening to it.

My only hope is what Duane Allman said when he started playing slide.

''I heard Ry Cooder playing some time ago and I said, Man that's for me. And I got me a bottle and went in the house for about three weeks and I said 'Hey man, we've got to learn the songs-the blues to play on the stage. I love this. This is a gas'. So we started it and for a while it was everybody looking at me and thinking, 'Oh No! He's getting ready to do it again! Everybody just lowered their heads-start it off fast and get it over with. But then I got a little better at it, and improved it, but now everybody's blowing it all out of proportion. It's just fine for me as a relief from the other kind of playing"

Until I "get a little better" I have nicknamed my slide "Guantanamo"

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I am having more fun playing

can't be bad then

It's been on the ST before, but here's a favorite of mine.



Johnny & Elmore 2011

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Yeah Winter and Cooder are both great.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
with yummy coffee in a robe gettin' my slide on!

Not sure if we should ask for pics or say TMI. lol :) Happy Nude Year Hank.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#281711
How 'bout this guy.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
I think we're just lucky to have such a stong tradition and background in this American folk instrument.
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