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Re: Who do I remind you of?



I have to admit, Bill, you're unique in a manner many of us share on the LD list! I also have had this dilemma, and resorted to "who are my influences", though one review years back called me a "poor man's Fripp" - something I disputed, not being close to the great man myself!

The questions most music sites ask on this level reminded me of how I used to get pegged by people I'd never met and told "I know you! You're on TV aren't you?" and of course other than an appearance on Kansas City's "Whizzo the Clown" back in the early 60s, that's it.

In answer to your query, though, I could probably compare you to a number of people but I've been not listening to the radio until I got back to the States, and in general stick to SiriusXM stuff... so I plead ignorance. I like it, but I can't compare your work to anyone else's. Me, I think of that as an attribute! But it's not an answer to that question, after all.

On Mon, September 2, 2013 9:55 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





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