Guitarist similar to Vai's style

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guthriefan
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I've just found this guitarist Jonas Tamas who has clearly Vai influences. I don't know if it is a good thing for someone to sound very much similar to Vai or Satch etc (I must admit he has some interesting tunes and chops as well). So cool guy but maybe a bit too Vai-ish...

By the way, I'd like to find some interesting new guitarists. I'm very much into Guthrie and Steve and would be cool if some of you would suggest me some new names in this genre. thanx!
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Hey guthriefan, I would recommend:

- Andy Timmons (That Was Then This Is Now and Resolution)
- Blues Saraceno
- DC Slater (very Satch like)
- Matt Cafissi
- Ty Oliver
- Forrest Kyle (The Adventures of Guitarman)
- Chris Francis (Self-titled)
- Randy McStine (Guitarizm)

New discoveries:
- Marco Sfogli
- Andy James

Waiting on their first album (very much Vai like):
- Cesar Huesca
- Mika Tyyskä/Elektrik Pyjamas (Mr. Fastfingers)

Others worth checking out:
- Brett Michael Spunt
- Erik Mongrain
- Buckethead (Electric Tears, Colma)

Head over to guitar9 for samples.

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guthriefan
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Hey Hush, thanks for your long list, it is really kind of you! I will check these guitarists over the weekend. (Andy Timmons I knew, of course
:)
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Glad to help.

I figured you probably knew a few of the artists on the list but some aren't that known.
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hush wrote: - DC Slater (very Satch like)
He is an awesome player :)
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Ac's better
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George Yiakoumi wrote:
hush wrote: - DC Slater (very Satch like)
He is an awesome player :)
Indeed, I can't wait for his new one towards the end of the year. He said it's going to return to the spirit of his first album (more rock) more than his last one.

That'll be 3 albums in 3 years... way to fill the void in new music.
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Also, I forgot to mention these two guys who's music may be of interest to you:

- Gonçalo Pereira
- Igor Belsky
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I am sure jam-man knows this dude: Bane Jelic from Serbia.
HE has some cool clips on Youtube.
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Hey Guthriefan i recommend these two...

amazing multifinger tapper...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8N3zvFSeKU


eastern block rock/fusion thing...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =130827742
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Eric Johnson is great too. Maybe a little more jazzy and more traditional in his song structures, but awesome music :D
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Check out Buckethead. Elephant Mans Alarm Clock, Peppers Ghost, Colma, Crime Slunk Scene are killer cd's.
hush
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One more:

- Daita
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I am suprised that no one mentioned Mattias Eklundh. This guy reminds me alot of Vai in the way his playing is quirky and interesting, but he realy doesn't sound like Vai.
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I'd have to say this guy, Jonas, sounds like a cross between
Reb Beach and Steve Morse in his soloing style. Pretty cool! :D
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