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have you listened to greg howe

  • yes, i have. he's great!

    Votes: 67 72.8%
  • i've only heard OF him

    Votes: 13 14.1%
  • who's greg howe?

    Votes: 11 12.0%
  • i think he sucks, close this poll!

    Votes: 1 1.1%
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it seems not many people that enjoy guitar instrumentals (vai, satch, etc.) are really aware of greg howe. but, maybe i'm wrong. so tell me if you've heard him and what you think. if you haven't heard him play, check out some samples on his site greghowe.com
 

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Wow, 2 votes! Actually Greg has been mentioned in the Players and Personalities section a few times. If anyone here is a fan, they need Extraction, his latest with Victor Wooten on bass and Dennis Chambers on drums. If you go to www.greghowe.com, it will be playing in the background. It's more of a step toward jazz/fusion than his Varney days, but still has plenty of guitar work, in fact some jazz reviewers have said he overplays, but whatcha gonna do, he's a guitar playa:rolleyes:
 

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I think he's an incredible player; i just don't care for the music he writes, especially his fusion stuff. I do however, really dig the "Ascend" album. Also, some of the stuff he did with Richie Kotzen is pretty cool.
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A great player. I remember listening to him in the day, but I was more of a Macalpine and Vinnie Moore fan. Haven't heard him of late but will check him out. If I recall correctly he played a hot rodded Fender Strat that was pink. At least that was in a photo article in Guitar player in the mid to late 80's.
 

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i should add that anyone who digs the extraction album should check out the gentle hearts tour dvd. its not available in the US so i got it through audiophileimports.com dennis chambers plays on it and they do a couple tunes from extraction. very cool
 

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vette6600 said:
i should add that anyone who digs the extraction album should check out the gentle hearts tour dvd. its not available in the US so i got it through audiophileimports.com dennis chambers plays on it and they do a couple tunes from extraction. very cool
I've seen the clips on his site and looks really cool. I gotta get around to getting that DVD ;).

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I just watched the clips that Tubarao posted in the test poll. I was very impressed. I've always knew who he was and how good he is but haven't heard anything recent. Those clips were great to watch. Greg Howe shreds! The whole band is phenomenal too in those clips. :)
 

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I just watched the clips that Tubarao posted in the test poll. I was very impressed. I've always knew who he was and how good he is but haven't heard anything recent. Those clips were great to watch. Greg Howe shreds! The whole band is phenomenal too in those clips. :)
If you haven't heard anything of his newer stuff then check out Extraction ;).

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good to see no one has voted for the 4th choice in the poll :) i think its rare to find a player that everyone seems to appreciate. for example, there are a lot of vai fans, but then there are many people that just can't listen to him. but, maybe its just because howe isn't too well known so their just isn't much discussion about him. anyhow (no pun intended), thanks for your input folks and keep the comments coming.
 

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There is also a forum, http://www.online-discussion.com/GregHowe/. In the media section someone has posted a video of a clinic Greg did in Russia. It's quite large and posted in 14 pieces that you have to use WinRAR to put back together. It's pretty good, not great, he does give a little insight into his playing. The biggest thing I noticed is that he is quite humble and says that everything he does is no big deal.

Roger
 
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