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Re: OT: Who do I remind you of?

Good and succinct, Per.
I would also add that that 'strategy' include the most well known, most likely to be searched among the crowd of possibilities.  I like the Lanois recommendation as he more well known, more likely to be searched than some of the more 'outside' artists, and the association is appropriate.

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 2:43 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
With those three "soundalike" names CD Baby asks you for you should
rather pick names strategically. The point is not to tell exactly who
out there that sounds to you, the point is rather to drop names that
resonates well with listeners that are likely to enjoy your music.
Doesn't even have to be guitar players.
Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Fabio_A <eterogenus@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd say: Torn, Lanois, Aarset
> Wish you good luck and success for your (long waited) album !
> -f
> Il giorno martedì 3 settembre 2013, William Walker ha scritto:
>> Dear list friends, I have a question I wanted to put out to any of you who
>> have heard me play, The reason I'm asking is I'm about to put out my first
>> solo music in ages and the first in a way that anyone anywhere can access
>> it. and I've been asked this question by CD baby who is handling my
>> distribution,  initially,   List 3 musicians you sound the most like? And
>> honestly I can't  really say. I actually don't particularly care to compare
>> in this way, but for the sake of marketing i'm giving it a go. I would
>> gravitate toward naming influences, particularly those who's audience I
>> would love to cultivate. But it would be presumptuous of me to name an
>> influence like Jeff Beck, or David Torn, or Terje Rypdal, Bill Frisell,
>> etc..   or any of a number of guitarists, simply because I don't think I
>> sound like any of those guys. However, there have been enough gigs over the
>> years where some complete stranger comes up and says they remind me of such
>> and such: Adrian Belew, was the cultural reference point in a club in Osaka
>> for two young dudes in 1992, who were watching me play. So I'm interested to
>> know what you my Cyber pals have to say and I ask any of you who care to
>> comment, does my playing remind you of anyone?
>> Self promotion is a Bitch!
>> Thanks for your indulgence
>>  Bill

richard sales