Greatest Hits

Below are some of the more well-known players, artists, producers, etc. who’ve been on the show:

Instrumental: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Nick Johnston, Steve Lukather, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Paul Gilbert, Daryl Stuermer, Lyle Workman, Jennifer Batten, Stevie Salas, Greg Koch, Gerry Leonard

Rock & Classic Rock: Mark Farner, Ian Thornley, Phil Collen, Paul Gilbert, Rik Emmett, Steve Hunter, Earl Slick, Richard Fortus, Steve Stevens, Jim Peterik, Audley Freed, Dan Baird, Warner E. Hodges, June Millington, Frank Marino, Troy van Leeuwen, Chris Spedding, Chan Kinchla, Doug Rappoport, Charlie Starr, Paul Jackson, Bruce Kulick, Dave Mason, Martin Barre, Jack Pearson, Caleb Quaye (Elton John), “Banana” Lowell Levinger (The Youngbloods)…

LA Session Players: Paul Jackson, Jr., Mike Miller, James Harrah, Carmen Grillo, Andrew Synowiec, Steve Lukather, Carl Verhayen, Allen Hinds

Nashville Session Players: Chris Leuzinger, Bob Britt, Jerry McPherson, Jeff King, Brent Mason, Reggie Young (RIP), Pat Bergeson, Pat McGrath, Michael Spriggs, Mike Severs, Mike Durham

UK Session Players: Chris Spedding, Adam Goldsmith, Matt Prior, Anto Drennan, Marco Perroni, Jim Cregan, Stelios K, Paul Stacey

Muscle Shoals Session Players: Will McFarlane, Kelvin Holly

Metal, Stoner Rock: Gus G, Alex Skolnick, Andreas Kisser, Misha Mansoor, Ed Mundell, Victor Griffin, Joe Hoare, Joel Hoekstra, Christian Martucci, Satchel, Isaiah Mitchell, Jason Simon, Christian Carlsson, Thomas Juneor Andersson, Ron van Herpen, Niklas Kallgren (“Dango”), Tommi Holappa, Nick DiSalvo, Nick van Delft, Chad Ross, Ben Yardley…

Pop, Americana: Joan Armatrading, Amy Ray, Jamie West-Oram, Justin Derrico, James Valentine, Reggie Young (RIP), Jim Oblon, Kat Dyson, Joey Landreth

Alt, Shoegazing, Punk: Ken Andrews, Page Hamilton, Boz Boorer, Segs Jennings, Jason Hall

Jazz/Fusion/Prog/Improv: Adam Rogers, Robben Ford, Nels Cline, Ty Tabor, John Jorgenson, Tim Miller, Wayne Krantz, Jim Campilongo, Ben Monder, Miles Okazaki, Mimi Fox, Jeff Parker, Bobby Broom, Oz Noy, Jack Pearson, Mike Keneally, Sheryl Bailey, Allen Hinds, Charlie Hunter, Mark Lettieri, Jamie Kime, Alex Machacek, Justin Greaves, Bruce Soord, Matt Stevens, Darran Charles

Blues/Funk: Eric Krasno, Jimmy Thackery, Ian Moore, Sue Foley, Bob Margolin, Chris Tapp, Dan Patlansky, Greg Martin, Barry Richman, Rocky Athas, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos, Art Menezes, Jimmy James, Ronny Drayton (RIP), Sean Chambers, Jared James Nichols, Dani Franchi, Josh Smith, Matt Schofield, Craig Ross, Dudley Taft, JP Soars, Peter Karp

Country, Bluegrass, Roots, Acoustic: Will Hoge, Steve Wariner, Bryan Sutton, David Grier, Doyle Dykes, Pat Flynn, Mike Dawes, Kenny Vaughan, Chris Eldridge, Redd Volkaert, Paul Pigat, Trey Hensley, Will Ray, Pete Anderson, Will Kimbrough, John Knowles, Vicki Genfan, Muriel Anderson, Pi Jacobs, Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers)

Christian & Gospel: Lincoln Brewster, James Duke, Chris Bellamy, Blake Wrinn, Drew Shirley

Steel, Pedal Steel, Non-Pedal Steel, Dobro, Resonator: Robert Randolph, Rob Ickes, Bruce Bouton, Cindy Cashdollar, Russ Pahl, Gary Morse, Jonny Lam, Rich Hinman

Jam Bands: Rob Compa, Neal Casal (RIP), Greg Loiacono, Steve Kimock

Bollywood: Ehsaan Noorani (guitarist and most prolific Bollywood composer in India)

Bass: Ron Carter, Matt Bissonette, Bryan Beller, Reggie Hamilton, Jerry “Wyzard” Seay, Stu Hamm, Philip Bynoe, Jerry Watts, Kasim Sulton, James LoMenzo, Guy Pratt, Dave Roe, Mike Brignardello, Brian Allen, Michael Manring, Rudy Sarzo, Mark Dutton, Reggie Washington, Jeff Pilson, Shem von Schroeck, Jack Daley

Drums: Ian Paice (coming), Simon Phillips, John “JR” Robinson, Shawn Pelton, Sterling Campbell, Ray Luzier, Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy, Vinny Appice, Gregg Bissonnette, Steve Gorman (Coming), Nir Z, Shannon Forest, John Ferraro, Greg Morrow, Wes Little, Steve DiStanislao, Kelly Keagy, Shane Gaalaas

Percussion: Lenny Castro

Keys: Ed Roth, Lou Pardini…

Vocals: Robbie Wyckoff (Roger Waters, The Wall Tour)

Saxophone: Mindi Abair

Fiddle: Andy Leftwich (Ricky Skaggs)

Songwriters, Producers & Engineers: Fred Mollin, Benny Faccone, Joe West, John Shanks, John Agnello, David Kalmusky, JJ Blair, Bill Wittman, Tony Phillips, Brian Lucey

Bestselling Authors: Michael Farris Smith