I got to see them from the front row at Wolf Trap. Unbelievable.
Rory Gallagher never sold out and the best of Rory was in concert, his albums were fine but when he walked on stage you had an experience to remember. Sadly with us no more but the memories linger on.
Pity Clapton became a pastiche of himself.
Not too well up on the modern guys but based on this thread I intend to check out the much praised 'Buckethead' (lets hope they play the blues)
Yeah man, saw Rory at the Apollo in Manchester in 82, boy could he make that stratocaster sing, a true virtuoso.
I have been lucky enough to see a lot of the all time greats play live, listed below in no particular order other than to say, Santana is the most technically gifted and I would say he is my number one based on live performance.
Eddie Van Halen
I can't believe no one mentioned Andy Timmons. Probably one of the most underrated guitar player. His new album Resolution is amazing, 100% analog, no digital effect.
Can't tell if serious, but it'll never happen.
Andy Timmons is awesome listening to him now
He does, but it's not his usual genre (apologies for the poor sound quality);