Wednesday, August 4, 2010

'Slide on over here..'

There's a very cool discussion on the best slide guitar players going on at the moment over at No Depression. Quite a few of the names folks have mentioned so far are new to me, so I'm enjoying finding out about them.

The three best slide players I've seen play live are undoubtedly Ry Cooder, Sonny Landreth and Rory Gallagher (David Lindley is also brilliant). And by far the best dobro player I've ever seen is Jerry Douglas.

Here's a great clip of Sonny Landreth playing with Mark Knopfler:

And here's Rory at the Montreux Jazz Festival, amazingly, 35 years ago. Truly timeless.


Happy Birthday. Lets hear this again.

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