Check Joe Bonamassa out. Blues/Rock - kinda reminds me of Gary Moore at times, but stronger songs and a bit more leaning to SRV style blues. He has a new CD, Sloe Gin, but also check out So, It's Like That, You & Me and Blues Deluxe.
Found some nice videos
Thanks for posting the vids, Francis.
I see what you mean about the Moore/Vaughan similarities. His shredding is reminiscent of Moore's stuff while his bluesy soloing and rhythm is VERY Vaughan.
I dig it. Gonna see if I can find him on eMusic.com.
Check out his Rockpalast DVD, very cool. He does amazing volume swells, makes his guitar sound like a violin. I have sloe Gin, but liked the previous CD more. Blues deluxe CD is really cool as well. I liek the fact that he is playing Les Pauls more these days.
I love the Rockpalast stuff. I have Jethro Tull, Dire Straits, Porcupine Tree and Stevie Ray Vaughn Rockpalast shows. If I can find it I'll definitely get a copy.
I think he's always favoured Les Pauls, although he used other guitars too. I really like So, It's Like That and You & Me. Sloe Gin is good, but lacks a certain something in the songwriting that the earlier ones had.
I have the following cd's
A new yesterday
Had to cry today
Drop me a mail and maybe I can hook you up with the DVD.
Thanks, but I just ordered it from Amazon (GBP10), and am busy downloading a video to keep me going. I haven't heard Had to Cry - what's it like?
It's a mix of about 3 acoustic tracks, some heavier bluesrock tracks and a very Dire Straits'ish sounding slow track. Cool album, Reconsider baby is fantastic.
I also a DVD by Joe called "A New Day Yesterday .. Live". Great stuff!
Alan - One of my fav guitarists is Greg Howe. I have him on a Gentle Hearts DVD with the ex-Casiopea bassist (Tetsuo Sukurai), Dennis Chambers, etc. Dangerous! Check it out on YouTube!
I've got four CDs by Greg Howe - mostly a bit to shreddy for me, but his album Introspection hits the perfect balance between technique, arrangement, production and just plain good taste.