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Old 11-18-2017, 11:11 AM
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My biggest influence and incentive came from Vera. You've never heard of Vera?

Vera was my recently deceased mother who bought me a guitar and paid for lessons when I was 12 years old. I've enjoyed guitars ever since. Thanks Ma!
I am sorry for your loss.

My greatest influence was my uncle. I am a 4th generation musician (that I know of...could go back much further...?) and our roots were mostly gospel and bluegrass. I am more of a country player with all sorts of styles crammed in there. I get that from my uncle who was a top shelf bluegrass and jazz player, who incorporated bits of everything into his masterful playing. I am very thankful he took the time with me when I was very young.

I have other influences, of course, but none like my uncle.
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When I heard the Massey Hall record from Neil Young it reminded me where my playing came from.
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When I was young, probably the Beatles and Dan Fogelberg. About a decade ago, Janis Ian... when I learned how wickedly she could play the blues. More recently, probably instructors from Swannanoa, like Scott Ainslie, Steve James and our own Toby Walker.

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Really just one - Roland Vinyard. And today, I sound just like him.

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He has greatly influenced my playing also.
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I just took delivery of a nylon string rosewood Godin this week, hence...


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For me it was John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary and Simon and Garfunkel.
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Julian Bream.
Antoine Dufour.
Stephen Bennett.
Andy McKee.
Lots of mostly-electric players who influenced my electric guitar playing (Hendrix, Blackmore, Iommi, Trower, Page, many more) and therefore influenced my acoustic guitar playing too.

I don't sound much like any of these players, and closest on electric might be Blackmore. But they've all given me major "Aha" moments and taught me a bit about what is possible.
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This man right here has always been the reason I own an acoustic guitar.
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John Hurt
John Renbourn
Fred McDowell
Rory Block
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Bert Jansch and
Tony Rice, more recently
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When I heard Norman Blake in the mid '80's, I knew his musical sound and ideology was what I was after.
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Lil Wayne. After I saw him playing electric guitar in a video, I sold my Jackson and bought an acoustic.
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Bob Gibson
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Leo Kotke
Chet Atkins
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For me it was John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary and Simon and Garfunkel.
These and Beatles and Jimmy Reed.

More recently Robyn Hitchcock, Gillian Welch and Dwight Yoakam.
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Default Who Greatly Influenced Your Acoustic Guitar Playing?

Eric Clapton (unplugged was huge for me)
Tommy Emmanuel
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Paul & John (Beatles)
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