Magazine article Guitar Player

My Favorite Guitar Player; Jerry Donahue. (Toolbox: Essential Info for Guitarists)

Magazine article Guitar Player

My Favorite Guitar Player; Jerry Donahue. (Toolbox: Essential Info for Guitarists)

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"I was delighted to see the `Unsung Heroes' issue back in March of 1989," says Jerry Donahue, "because there are so many great players who don't have a clue how to get a break, and in some cases they don't even care--they only care about playing well. I hadn't heard of anyone in that issue except Danny Gatton and Scotty Anderson. I'd seen Scotty at a NAMM show before, and I became aware of Danny around 1976, when I was in Joan Armatrading's band. We played this club called The Cellar Door in Georgetown, Maryland, and Bill Holland from the opening band invited me over and played me some of Danny's live albums--which just blew me away. What an amazing player! To think that he could have remained unknown for so many years--from '76 to '89--is pretty incredible. It was great of you guys to bring the focus to him.

"There are some great stylists that are mainstream, but the guys who knocked me out the most were always relatively unknown--and they weren't just tremendous and innovative players, they were pretty bumble guys, too. …

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