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100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke's Picks

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Robert Randolph


Robert Randolph
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97/100

A pedal steel guitarist who made his name playing gospel, Randolph's family band is one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom. His thirteen-string instrument has a chillingly clear tone, and his solos are dotted with howling melodies and perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations.

 
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