Okay. List ’em.
The most underrated guitar players, the king of which is, number one on the list, Ry Cooder.
Number two: the guy who can say the most in the least amount of notes. Seriously, he tells his life story in one sustained note of a solo. John Frusciante.
Number three: I just love this guy. The only thing more beautiful than his guitar playing is his pedal steel playing. Without this guy’s crazy phrasing, the Edge would still be playing like Eric Clapton, or some other lame duck. Daniel Lanois.
Number four: I am sick of people trashing this guy. He’s the only person in the world who has as much fun with a guitar as Eddie Van Halen. His playing is so uber confident, so exuberant, and so unexpected. Seriously, Brad Paisley solos make me laugh in disbelief. In a good way.
Number five: This guy isn’t underrated as an artist, but he is underrated as a guitar player. He channels the blues in a whole lot of cool ways. I dig it. Jack White.
Bonus: Buddy Guy. What’s the deal with BB King anyway? Buddy Guy is a bazillion times better. End of story.
Who do you think? Did I miss anybody?