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I resided in Dallas (1987 - 2001) and saw Andy Timmons play nearly every week, for years, at Blue Cat Blues in Deep Ellum.

Andy is a MONSTER guitarist & a really nice guy to boot.

One of my Andy favorites ..............

If Steve Vai says he's a badass I'll take your word for it too.
I have seen Steve on several occasions, even once in Deep Ellum @ Trees (first place I saw EJ play) but I much prefer & enjoy Andy's playing, especially live.

Live performance is where it's at IMO. Listening to a record, a recording, whatever is one thing but a live performance is where you can really find out what a musician is really about.

Take EJ for example: I saw him play live 14 times in the space of 29 months, and his performances will always be a bit different, as with most guitarist.
Also, IMO he plays at his best level when he is playing in Austin. I have seen EJ burn down Antone's a few times. LOL
Vai impressed me at first, but his music lacks feeling or something. Did you get to see him with Mike Mangini and Tony Levin ? That must have been pretty good. But in that league of guitarists he doesn't make my top 20.
You nailed it right there; read my mind. Vai is just too sterile sounding & feeling for my taste.

Didn't see Vai with Levin/Mangini; bet that was a blast.

Not really my cup-O-tea but this take by Andy is an amazing demonstration of Andy's ability to combine different facets of a song in one performance.

 
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You nailed it right there; read my mind. Vai is just too sterile sounding & feeling for my taste.

Didn't see Vai with Levin/Mangini; bet that was a blast.
Hey you might like this. My friend Jack from Thailand covering Cry for you.....

I like this Redemption set live, and the drummer looks like Jean Claude Van Damme.
(this is just the song Redemption)

Awesome Crossroads cover.
 
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Paul G doing an ELP tune back in the mid-80's
...he plays the Keith Emerson parts too.
Not bad for a phone bootleg :
 
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Speaking of Al - Live even.

I've had several Al D compilation 8 tracks and cassettes over the years.
One of my friends told me that he used to play one of them at night for 'subliminal' practicing in his sleep. He's really good too. Back in the mid-80's his band Krash opened for Pantera in Lawton Oklahoma - early bar-touring days. Kelley's amp blew out and Dime let him borrow his Marshall. He and his friend Eddie and I worked together in Atlanta Ga for awhile, but back then they had a couple originals and did all the standard metal covers, bass player sang - Ozzy, Maiden, Priest, Metallica and all that stuff.
Al & Jan hit it off well....>>>


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