Musical Influences

I like the question “ Who is your favourite band?” the only trouble is the answer changes depending on my mood.  Here’s a few artists I find inspiring for various reasons.

 Guitar players:
Albert Lee, Tom Verlaine, Derek Trucks, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, BB King, Robert Cray, Andrew Smith, Phil Keaggy, Marc James, Campbell Brothers (pedal steel), Bruce Cockburn, Colin Linden, Bryn Hayworth, David Gilmore, Jesse Cooke, Django Rhienhart, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, John Leventhal, Paul Kossoff, David Lindley, Blind Willie Johnson, Buddy Guy, Mike Campbell, Ry Cooder, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bernie Holland, Lothar Kosse, Paul Franklin (Pedal steel) Greg Leisz, (Pedal steel) Keith Richards, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Roy Buchanan.

Song writers:
Jackson Brown, Paul Simon, John Hiatt, Cat Stevens, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, Rich Mullins, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, U2, Keith Green, Johnny Cash, David Gray, Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen. David Wilcox (USA), Paul Weller, Beatles, Ray Davis.

Singers:
Dane Stevens, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Paul Rodgers, John Hiatt, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklyn, Annie Lennox, Blind boys of Alabama, Rev. Al Green, Chris Cornell, Joss Stone, Crosby Stills and Nash,  Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris,