We all know that the flashy types like Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen get (or got) kudos simply for playing super fast. But being a great guitarist is more than just burning up a fret board. Here are the five folks who best know that nuance is just as important as flamboyance.
If known only for his guitar playing and production work with Dwight Yoakam, singer/songwriter Pete Anderson would still be a legend in both the country and alt-country genres. There is much more to Pete Anderson than the stellar licks on such Yoakam hits as "Guitar, Cadillacs" and "Streets of B ... More >>
Snow (Little Dog)
Pimpadelic, Tommy Boy Records split
The Texas-Jerusalem Experience (Bella Union)
Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul, and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band
Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie