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#2971263 - 01/24/19 09:50 AM Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP
p90jr Offline
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or the latest one I've gotten in the mail:

Richard Thompson
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/tales-of-the-unexpected

and Marshall Crenshaw
https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/there-and-back-again

I'm always glad to see Crenshaw get some props and to read about him, but it's weird timing... he doesn't have a new record out or anything, though he's been playing shows with The Smithereens standing in for the late Pat Dinizio on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, so I guess that's a blip on the radar.

Thompson's new record, 13 Rivers, is currently hogging time on my turntable, along with the vinyl box set version of his last record, Still. I love his solos... I love his songs, but I LOVE his solos.

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#2971266 - 01/24/19 09:52 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: p90jr]
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A recent Thompson live set I kept going back to gawk at:


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#2971318 - 01/24/19 12:19 PM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: p90jr]
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Never heard of Richard Thompson before, he did some nice guitar work in the video above.
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#2971425 - 01/25/19 02:14 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: p90jr]
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I don`t know much beyond the radio airplay songs for either of these gentlemen. But everything I`ve heard, going back to when I was still living in the U.S., has been great.
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#2971533 - 01/25/19 12:13 PM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: skipclone 1]
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I have been a HUGE fan of RT for decades now. He is the real deal and I cannot think of any guitar player who is so equally awesome on both electric and acoustic guitar. His songwriting is epic, IMHO one of the greatest songwriters in the history of rock and folk rock. I have seen him perform dozens of times, both full band electric and solo acoustic shows. You don't miss the additional accompaniment when he performs solo, his variety of songs and technique keeps the audience thoroughly entertained the whole time.
Here is one of his best know acoustic songs:
https://youtu.be/k5V0RkCIaXo

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#2972251 - 01/28/19 04:28 PM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: desertbluesman]
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Sumbuddy beat me to the new GP !
Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Never heard of Richard Thompson before, he did some nice guitar work in the video above.

Glad you finally heard something new that ya like, DB poke
He has long been a neglected light as a player.
To me he's just a bit like Mark Knopfler w/a diff set of chops.

I must confess I've not kept up w/his actual since the Fairport Convention days.
Chk this out for what was




Beside RT & the others, that band had one of the most dynamically expressive (& best named) drummers in rock: Mr Dave Mattacks.
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#2972306 - 01/29/19 01:44 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: d / halfnote]
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This is the song that killed it for me

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#2972319 - 01/29/19 03:41 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: skipclone 1]
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I too, not that familiar with Thompson, but I HAVE from time to time wondered whatever DID become of Crenshaw( due to a recent viewing of the movie LA BAMBA in which he briefly portrayed doomed rock icon BUDDY HOLLY. wink



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#2972658 - 01/30/19 10:30 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: whitefang]
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Crenshaw is a Detroit guy... actually, he filled in for the late Fred "Sonic" Smith on the MC5 anniversary tour a few years back...

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#2973218 - 02/02/19 03:51 AM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: p90jr]
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DANG! That's right. Remember hearing about that at the time.
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#2973349 - 02/02/19 02:40 PM Re: Two of my fave StratoPlayers in the latest GP [Re: whitefang]
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Try this out...

I am still learning abt Crenshaw, who seems more a muso than I 1st thought (still looking 4 that "Hendrixian" solo recommended in the article idk )
but he's not any sorta DTown cat, no matter how many times he hooks up w/blsted=dis-placeted bands.
S-O-R-R-R-Y.
He's a skilled writer & performer but he's not a visionary.

RT, on the other hand, is, even if I think he's maybe a bit sketchy.
Dig.


from 2K18
He's really skilled AND talented
(hear what happens abt the 4 1/2 min mark
& abt 7 1/2 !!!!)
& this vid gives a close-up on his technique
but he does have a chip on one shoulder or the other
[see earlier history w/ Linda]

I like him still....
sorta ...
idk
He's a master player
+ he sings on-key grin
The bassist is even more coolericious ! grin
Also make note of what the local stage eng does !!!!


If he could ever get, as he says, outta them shoes.........
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