Steve Hackett (from Genesis) acoustic/clasical guitar cds: Bay of Kings, Momentum, Sketches of Satie.
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There are many Leo Kottke LPs to choose from. The one with vocals I really like is "Ice Water" and there is a compiation of all instrumental music called "6 and 12 String Guitar" There are many many jazz lps I could go on forever. Three of Phil Keaggy's instrumental CDs you might like are "Beyond Nature","Auoustic Sketches" and "Lights Of Madrid". Feel free to email me personally for some more suggestions. Cheers
Trio Da Paz - "Cafe" (Mail order only from www.brazilianjazz.com)
Paco De Lucia - "Caja Segunda Epoca" & "Caja Tercera Epoca" (both of these are three disc reissues of three classic Paco albums...at great prices)
John McLaughlin - "Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra - The Mediterranean", "Time Remembered - John McLaughlin plays Bill Evans", "Belo Horizante"
Oregon - "Distant Hills"
California Guitar Trio - "CG#+2" and "Rocks the West"
Also, concur with the Steve Hackett & Phil Keaggy suggestions above.
Rory Block is an utterly amazing guitar player. She's won the W.C. Handy Award for her great album, "When a Woman gets the Blues". I've seen her play live and she is incredible!
I'd second (third?) Ry Cooder...do like "Meeting.." My copy is recorded without much gain so I always end up having to crank up the system which also ups the background noise in the quiet passages. Great performance though. Also enjoy the soundtrack to Paris, Texas, though much slower paced and medatative than "Meeting".
An INCREDIBLE improvisational jazz guitar recording: Marc Ducret, "Detail" (recently on the "Recordings to Die for" in Stereophile). Fantastic recording, great performance!
On a more folksy note: Deb Talan, "Something Burning" ...again, great acoustic performance and well-recorded. Wonderful CD as is her other album, "Sincerely" Not as well-known, but worth looking for.