Any love for him around here? I first heard him playing with Vai on attitude song at the astoria, and saw one of his albums (black pearls) at the store the other day and got it. He's pretty cool- technically proficient and a little different from most of the guys in here.
I saw him live with Vai back in 2005 on RI tour. That guy isn't just a magnificent musician but he also knows how to put on a hell of a show. I like his style a lot.
Yeah, it's modern but still very definitely bluesy. Like eric johnson but with atonal notes and not obsessed over tone.
I have his signature slide xD