Most underappreciated session guitarists
January 11, 2012 9:28 AM Subscribe
Who are the most underappreciated session guitarists in popular music?
posted by pete_22 to media & arts (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Just to clarify, I'm looking for people who:
- were not in a well-known band (other than someone's backing band)
- have had little or no solo/frontman success (so no ry cooder or david lindley or marc ribot, for example)
- you wouldn't primarily associate with a single artist, like james burton (elvis) or steve vai (zappa)
So basically just people who have worked for various popular artists and played on a lot of famous recordings, but the average fan might not know who they are. Maybe someone like Waddy Wachtel or Robert Quine, or even a notch below that in terms of name recognition.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions...