Reb Seashore and Steve Morse jammed onstage collectively not too long ago, masking Robert Johnson’s blues traditional Crossroads in shred-heavy vogue on the latter’s present in Oakmont, Pennsylvania final Friday (Could 26).
Following the efficiency, Seashore took to Twitter to specific his gratitude to Morse, whom he dubbed “one of many nice guitarists of our time.”
“It was such an enormous honor to jam with my childhood hero, Steve Morse,” wrote Seashore. “He’s such a unprecedented individual. He’s extremely type and humble for being a musical genius.
“Like Jeff Beck, he is without doubt one of the nice guitarists of our time, and a mind-blowing songwriter. It was an evening I’ll positively always remember. Thanks a lot for letting me play with you, Steve.”
Seashore is greatest recognized for his time in Winger, however has additionally served stints in Alice Cooper, Dokken, Whitesnake, and Evening Ranger – and appears to have introduced his A-game when it got here to jamming along with his hero.
The guitarist additionally handles vocals for the monitor, which is loosely impressed by Cream’s tackle the Johnson commonplace, however quickly strays into extra vicious, ’80s exhausting rock-style territory, as Seashore throws in some devastating lead runs.
As connoisseurs of the artwork kind, we additionally want to offer Seashore a particular point out for what may very properly be the best show of ‘guitar face’ this facet of NAMM 1987. It’s a masterful, kaleidoscopic array of tonal contortion and we are able to solely applaud it.
He does all of it with what seems to be a loaner guitar from Morse, too – who’s endorsed by Ernie Ball Music Man. In any case, Seashore instructed Guitar World in 2021 that he often considers himself “a giant John Suhr man.”
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For his half, the ever-inspiring Morse makes use of his four-pickup Music Man signature guitar and brings a smoother, rounder tone to the desk. He favors rather less distortion, making a pleasant distinction between the 2 virtuosos – and the 2 of them clearly have a blast exchanging licks within the monitor’s later phases.
The previous Deep Purple man stays humble, as Seashore would have it, and appears equally bowled-over by Seashore’s efficiency. “I’ve by no means heard him play that solo ever,” Morse says on the finish of Seashore’s Crossroads visitor spot. “Man… he performs the suitable factor on the proper time, each single time.”
Morse is at the moment endeavor a sequence of tour dates with The Steve Morse Band, having reprised the group following his departure from Deep Purple final 12 months.