Following John Mayer's induction speech, during which he called the late SRV “the ultimate guitar hero,” Mayer joined Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, lefty Doyle Bramhall II and Double Trouble—drummer Chris Layton, bassist Tommy Shannon and keyboard player Reese Wynans—for a performance of "Texas Flood," the title track from SRV's debut 1983 album.
We all have to start somewhere. From that first secondhand guitar to superstar…it doesn’t happen overnight. Here some great players share the stories of their humble beginnings and their musical influences.
Guitarist Zane Carney’s musical journey started from an early age. Following a successful four-year stint as a star on a Nineties sitcom, the former child actor dabbled with guitar before deciding to retire from the acting craft to begin seriously honing his guitar skills.
Guitar World paid a visit to Chris Thomas at the C. F. Martin & Co booth at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show to get a first-hand look at the new models for 2012. Among them is the beautiful, small-bodied 00-45SC John Mayer Edition; Martin is making only 25 of these guitars.
Check out this video of John Mayer and Keith Urban laying down some tasteful leads for Country Music Television. The video has been edited to just the best guitar sequences of the original video recording. Although both these artists can be filed under the “adult contemporary” label, they can seriously play.