As mentioned, the highly prolific punk guitarist Mike Huguenor (who lately has dedicated a lot of his time to Jeff Rosenstock's band but also has his own bands Hard Girls and Shinobu and has played with Jesse Michaels' band Classics of Love, Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room, and others) is releasing a solo album made entirely with guitars, X'ed, on Friday (9/4) via Lauren Records (pre-order). So far, Mike's released two songs from the album ("Mitch McConnell's Funeral" and "Evening Light Seen Through A Window") and today he released a third, "Slight Blue" (with a karaoke themed video). All three songs push the boundaries of what a guitar can do and are a lot fuller-sounding than you might expect from an album made just with this instrument.
Mike's become a pretty influential musician himself over the years, but to get a feel for who shaped his playing, Mike took the time to tell us about nine of his favorite guitarists. The list ranges from veteran legends to peers to newer, rising guitarists, and it mostly includes musicians within the world of punk, post-punk, and indie rock, but even with that said, it's a pretty diverse list. Take it away, Mike: