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Listing modern day guitar heroes

Sugarcane

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From time to time I like to inquire this on forums.

Who are the most prominent guitar players as of today?

I'd list:

John Mayer (I really like his blues skills and Grateful Dead playing).

Joe Bonamassa

Philip Sayce

Jared James Nichols
(the boy can PLAY!)

Artur Menezes (young fellow from Brazil, now based in California, pretty good bluesman)

Add your favorites!
 

wild.joz

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Joe Bonamassa, obviously

My brother Jared James Nichols

Eric Steckel - pretty mean playing

Tyler Bryant - I love this dude all around. Guitar Playing and songwriting.
 

DutchRay

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I'd like to submit Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys) and Pablo van de Poel (DeWolff).

 
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Torshalla

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Joe B is really great… looking forward to his new album…

Slash remains my all time favorite… he still counts as modern days… keeps coming with amazing new material…
 

fakejake

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I'm a jazz guy mostly, so I'd say Kurt Rosenwinkel and Julian Lage.
 

herb

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What's the definition of "modern day guitar hero"? One that is still alive?
 

IMMUSICRULZ

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Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys often comes to mind when I think of newer rock guitarists.

I also hold St. Vincent and Taylor Momsen in high regard.
 

Amp360

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I hear a lot of technically impressive players these days but fewer guitar players I recognize or would seek out to listen to again.

It's probably got more to do with me not liking modern blues or really experimental music.

Most "guitar heros" tend to be social media people or people who write songs just to show off their guitar skills. That's cool and everything but not really what I'm into.
 

Equilibrium8

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Gary Clarke Jr.

I also can't find any technically great players these days that motivate me to listen to more of their music.
 
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