Watch the Guitar George online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Beginner Blues-Rock Soloing
Another one of my favorite guitar players is Mark Knopfler. If you're not familiar with his huge body of work, I highly suggest you check him out. An essential record for every guitar player is Dire Straits' self-titled first album. They became one of the largest bands in the 80's with hits like "Money for Nothing", "The Walk of Life", "Brothers in Arms", "Romeo and Juliet", among others. It's interesting to note that Mark doesn't use a pick when he plays, coming from his American country guitar influences, especially that of Chet Atkins.