April 21, 2007

Saturday Guitar

One of all time favorite guitarists is Steve Howe of Yes and Asia. Not only is he good on electric guitar, but he plays a mean acoustic guitar as well. I was trying to decide whether to post The Clap or Mood for a Day. I found a YouTube video with both of them. I've seen him play both of these live. I envy him is long skinny fingers. Hey CD! Check out the fingerpicking on Mood for a Day.

Posted by denny at April 21, 2007 11:55 AM  

What a madman! I've always wondered why guys like this who completly tear it up don't play a 12-string. He could sound twice as good. Maybe he's just being modest...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on April 21, 2007 01:28 PM

He does. Go here

Posted by: Denny on April 21, 2007 01:38 PM

Isn't it Saturday? That's not Bach but DAMN -- that's some incredible playing -- thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Marianne on April 21, 2007 01:59 PM

These guys just keep on getting better.
Mark Farner (sp) played here at the auditorium.
Remarkable performance.

Posted by: poletax on April 21, 2007 06:49 PM

I'm gonna go looking for Chet Aikins. I love him, and I love John Eller. There are too many fab 'tarists to pick from. I like the ones who can pick and grin and play from the heart.

Posted by: LisaKay on April 22, 2007 07:36 AM

Whoops, pardon me, I meant to spell Chet Atkins.

Posted by: LisaKay on April 22, 2007 07:49 AM

Heat of the Moment and Only Time will Tell are two of my favorites. Howe was in GTR too.


Low quality on clip, only one I found. I was a DJ in a previous life.

Posted by: vetfromhell on April 22, 2007 01:21 PM

The group YES always sucked and always will (Esp. hate their voices).

As a guitarist yourself, howe can you say he is even good?

You know there are so many better guitarists to come out of the rock era. Page, Clapton, Betz, Derringer, etc.

Lokk it up, Jimmy Page on acoustic is amazing and no one can compare.

Posted by: Willie on April 22, 2007 03:35 PM

Forgot to mention Stevie Ray.

Posted by: Willie on April 22, 2007 03:48 PM

Willie - It is because I am a guitarist that I can say, and know that he is good. I like Jimmy Page, but Howe is much better. He's also better than Betz and Derringer.

Posted by: Denny on April 22, 2007 08:28 PM

"As a guitarist yourself, howe can you say he is even good?"

Can you honestly say that he isn't good? You obviously don't play do you?

Posted by: CharlieDelta on April 23, 2007 12:09 AM

I love Billy Gibbons as well, he was Jimi Hendrick's favorite guitarist. Please pay attention,there will be a quiz later...

Posted by: LisaKay on April 23, 2007 06:44 AM

Ritchie Blackmore, Eddie Van Halen, Neil Young, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts.

Posted by: vetfromhell on April 23, 2007 01:23 PM

vetfromhell - That sounds like a test question: What guitarist does not belong? Neil Young. He is the most overated guitarist in rock. Have you listened to the lead break in Cinnamon Girl? He plays the same note over and over again. He only knows one or two lead riffs. Sorry. He is not a good guitarist. In Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Stills was the much better guitarist.

Posted by: Denny on April 23, 2007 01:48 PM

Thanks for the memories I have seen him quite a few times live also, its amazing how many guitars he keeps on stage. Check out Steve Hackett another great player from the Progessive scene of the 70's

Posted by: Ed on April 23, 2007 02:09 PM

Your right Denny. I cannot play anything. Only listen. Replace him with the Mark Knopfler. I also left off Clapton. DUR.....

Posted by: vetfromhell on April 23, 2007 02:52 PM
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