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Re: OT: Who do I remind you of?

Am I the only one who hears a little Ry Cooder in Bill's playing?

Phil :)

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On Sep 3, 2013, at 7:41 AM, Ted Killian <tedkillian@charter.net> wrote:

> Bill,
> I sympathize with your dilemma. 
> I cannot think of anybody else you particularly sound like either.
> And I assume that (like many of us) you play differently and sound 
> differently in different contexts.
> When I listen to your "Fields and Fences" CD with Erdem, I might tend to 
> liken your playing to that of a Michael Brook or somebody like that - 
> however far-fetched that might sound to you.
> But when you are totally on your own it is different yet still.
> I have no answers for you.
> Best of luck.
> Ted
> On Sep 2, 2013, at 7:55 PM, William Walker wrote:
>> 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