Has anyone noticed that some artists that are off the charts talented are only known for one instrument. I bet they can play more, but we only see them exclusively with that one particular instrument. Who knows what they play in their off time?
Here are a few that instantly come to my mind:
Tony Rice - Guitar
Billy Strings - Guitar
Chris Thile - Mandolin
Adam Steffey - Mandolin
Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes - Dobro
Allison Krauss - Fiddle
Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe and Bela fleck - Banjo
Missy Raines and Barry Bales - Bass
Chet Atkins and Merle Travis - Finger Picking Guitar
Eddie Van Halen (and countless others) - Electric Rock and Roll Guitar
Liberace and Jerry Lee Lewis - Piano
Ok, those last ones might drag this thing out too long!
So, what are your all’s thoughts? May get some fun arguments from this!
One more thing… Maybe next, someone can open a thread on Artists who can shine equally well on any instrument they pick up… Mark O’Conner comes to mind!