Allan Holdsworth is one of those talented musicians that never really made it big internationally, but those who have heard of him like him a lot!
Kim Mitchell first heard of him in England while touring with Max Webster and fell in love with him. That’s all that I knew of the guy.
Being a huge Max Webster fan, and realizing the brilliance of Kim, I had to look into this guitar player. Besides, if he can play with Bill Bruford in The Bruford Band, he has to be good!
The man can float effortlessly from rock and jazz in a heart beat.
His dizzying right hand speed is not what impresses me. It is his music integrity that catches my eyes, ears and musical heart. In the 90’s, he stood fast by his musical mantra of staying away from the big record label scene and reinventing himself constantly album after album. Being labeled as one of the 100 Greatest Guitar players by Musician Magazine doesn’t hurt either!
Not only did he invent curious soloing skills, he created his own instruments. They are in the form of new guitar structure as well as electric technology. His unique guitar innovations now brings in a new way to look at and play the instrument, through the musical ears and eyes of this genius!
Anyone else heard of, or has anything else to add about this great guitarist Mr. Allan Holdsworth?
Keep on Jammin’