With acoustic and slide in one sentence it is hard not to mention Bjørn Berge or, indeed, Bob Brozman, or Rory Block, or David Lindley. Sans slide, there are Michael Hedges and Julian Lage and Jacob Fischer and Andy McKee. Apart from those, there are two hundred million others and then there are all the ones that go under the radar. This thread already has a couple of musicians I didn’t know, already on the next purchase list . I consider just auto-appending this to my grocery list.
I just got to thinking…! Windham Hill and Taylor (the guitar company) released a couple of albums called “Sounds of Wood and Steel”. They are really good and span the gamut of steel string guitar. The obvious ones like Will Ackerman, Laurence Juber and Leo Kottke, and then the less obvious like Richie Sambora, Joe Lynn Turner and Billy Sheehan.
And then the classical guitars… Slava Grigoryan made a fantastic debut 25 years ago “Spirit of Spain”, with a brilliant tongue-in-cheek version of Carnival of Venice.