Magazine article Guitar Player

Editors' March Faves: Matt Blacket

Magazine article Guitar Player

Editors' March Faves: Matt Blacket

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Honky

421

When I first heard the guitar playing of Bobby Honky (ne Landgraf), I described it as sounding like Billy Gibbons and Zakk Wylde on a bathtub gin binge. That's true. But there's more. On this record you also get the perfectly bizarre quasi-ring-modulator tones of "Walton County," the expertly flatpicked acoustic and electric textures of "All for Nothin'," and the pentatonic blazing of "Riddle Cap." If the swirling triplets of "Wfo" don't get you, the gut-punch syncopations that follow will. Yeah! MMD.

Eli Nelson

ATOMIC

Bay Area pop fans might recognize Eli Nelson from his work with the supremely talented band An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw, but he's got his own thing going too. That thing includes playing kick-ass melodic rock instrumentals like he does on this record. Nelson provides whammy work on "Nexus Point" that will certainly appeal to Steve Vai fans, he harmonizes lines like Brian May on "Love Strains," and he does a kinder, gentler Di Meola on "Adamonte. …

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