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Old 11-18-2017, 08:01 AM
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I don't believe that today I sound like any of them, nor is that my aim.... but influenced? Certainly:

Neil Young
Eric Clapton
Tony Rice
Doc Watson

Perhaps more, but mainly these.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:07 AM
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Fahey, Basho, Kottke and Renbourn. Not to mention all the delta, piedmont and country blues guys who I dont sound like but are a major inspiration.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:17 AM
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Justin Hayward .Loved his acoustic 6 and 12 string playing back in the early years of the MBs.


Red Shea,Lightfoot's first acoustic lead/rhythm player,also a huge influence .


Mason Williams too...
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:25 AM
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This may reveal my age, but Dave Matthews John Mayer and jack Johnson were the ones that influenced me early on and causes me to pick up the acoustic in the first place. Jack Johnson was the primary style influencer.

But since then, Dave Rawlings, John Moreland, Townes Van Zandt, doc Watson, Bryan Sutton and Seth avett have been my greatest influences.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:32 AM
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If I had to pick a performance that best conveys my style of play, it would be this Tony Rice performance. Please give it a listen.


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Old 11-18-2017, 08:32 AM
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I have been influenced and inspired by so many guitarists and acoustic playing singer songwriters over the years. Here is a short list.
Joni Mitchell
Gordon Lightfoot
Paul Simon
John Renbourn
Martin Simpson
Rory Block
Mary Chaplin Carpenter
Cheryl Wheeler
Janis Ian
James Taylor
Jim Croce
Emmylou Harris

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Old 11-18-2017, 08:45 AM
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chet atkins is what i play sort of
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:58 AM
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Early influences
Doc Watson
Leo kotke
Jorma kaukonen

More recently
Mark knopfler
John leventhal
David Rawlings

So Many more
Santana
Clapton
Rice
Ron block
Courtney Hartman
Django
Billy strings
The list is never ending
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:04 AM
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Andy McKee was the catalyst after many years as a fusion/jam band bassist. I enjoy most genres of instrumental songs with prominent acoustic playing.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:12 AM
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Everyone I've heard on acoustic did something for me,.. what to do, what I can't do (John Hurt) and what i shouldn't do.

But my close bud, Bill Sheffield inspired me to play w/ my fingers (even though he uses a thumb pick) and that's the greatest influence on my playing beside what I bring to the mix.

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Old 11-18-2017, 09:13 AM
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Early influences
Doc Watson
Leo kotke
Jorma kaukonen

More recently
Mark knopfler
John leventhal
David Rawlings

So Many more
Santana
Clapton
Rice
Ron block
Courtney Hartman
Django
Billy strings
The list is never ending
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:26 AM
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The now deceased, Malcolm Young.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:01 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!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:05 AM
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I find I can learn something from anyone and everyone.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:10 AM
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Out of the gate, one man and one song.

Mason Williams' Classical Gas.

After getting that melody down everything else I had a mind to cover came easy.
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