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best songwriter ever either has to be Jack Johnson or John Mayer you gotta love their music!


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Hmm, some of my favorites are Jethro Tull, Dream Theater, Queensryche, and Queen. :mrgreen:

"These pretzels are makin' me thirsty."

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in rock i would say eric clapton.

Words be simple, Words be quick, Words resemble walking sticks, Plant them, They will grow, Watch them waver so, I'll always be a word man better than a bird man, I can fly high but I stay in the same sky, For only I Know whats beyond.

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Joni Mitchell
Lou Reed
Pete Townshend
Billy Joel
Billy Corgan
Nick Drake

off the top of my head

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John Hiatt aint bad neither :wink:


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neil young, john lennon, bob dylan, neil finn, roger waters

"If you give a man a Les Paul guitar, he doesn't become Eric Clapton. If you give a man an amp and a synthesizer, he doesn't become whoever. He doesn't become us." - Roger Waters, Pink Floyd

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not sure if they were mentioned but
vanzant/collins have wrote some of my favorite songs and they all have an interesting story to them

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Jesse Lacey (Brand New) or Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) for me. Both have influenced my songwriting immensely and both are amazing.

aka Izabella

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My favorite is Tom Waits. Definitely the wittiest songwriter.

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Jimi Hendrix is probably the most underrated song writer I know of. Why is this? Well...everyone focuses on him as the greatest guitar player of all time, which is arguably true. But lets say he was a 'great' guitar player, his lyrics would be focused on much more so as amazing, extraordinary, beautiful. He was just getting better too. The man was a true artist.

John Lennon and/or Bob Dylan are the best though.

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Curtis Mayfield

Brain-cleansing music for brain-numbing times in a brain dead world

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