Lotsa greats mentioned, lots missed out as always with lists… shout out for Chris Whitely, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks, Doyall Bramhal III, Colin Linden, Colin James, and (natch) Michael Bloomfield. Prolly about a zillion more (noting that John Mayall and Robin Trower just tore it up on new releases too…). Great names for an already great list, liking this place - thanks!
Lucky to have seen Rory play twice and he was incredible. I have all his albums and have always thought he never got the credit he deserved and above he seemed to be, like Hendrix, a genuinely nice bloke.
But like all things I think the Hendrix quote is an urban myth bit like John Lennon saying Ringo wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles turns out he never said that at all.
Hendrix seems to have named a lot of guitarists including Hubert Sumlin and Phil Keaggy in this context.
Unless @Dozey you have the source of the Hendrix quote.