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Six Strings & Five Footnotes

Some favorites

These are my six¹ favorite² guitarists, listed in reverse order of when I first came upon and learned to love their music. Please recommend others.

Ben Monder³
Eivind Aarset³
Ava Mendoza⁴
Michael Brook³
Bill Frisell⁵
Robert Fripp

¹I likely forgot some.
²Ambientish and living
³Never seen live
⁴Used to see often in San Francisco before she left town
⁵Used to see often in New York City before I left town

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Joseph S.
    [ Posted December 17, 2021, at 9:32 pm ]

    A few that come to mind right off the top (not all exactly ambientish but all living, I think):

    Dr Know (Bad Brains) Mary Halvorson Sumner McKane Oren Ambarchi Richard Pinhas Sharif Sehnaoui Robert Hampson

  2. Marco Raaphorst
    [ Posted December 18, 2021, at 12:24 am ]

    A few of my favs: Johnny Guitar Watson Leo Nocentelli Jimmy Nolen Andy Summers George Harrison John Lennon Kenny Burrell Jan Akkerman Bas Krumperman Eddy van Halen

  3. a
    [ Posted December 21, 2021, at 1:42 am ]

    I recommend Manuel Mota from Portugal, manuelmota.bandcamp.com

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