In case this come up
At the time Jimi Hendrix was asked who the best git tar player was.
Jimi said Billy Gibbons
Yep. I remember reading that.
ZZ Top opened a show for him, IIRC. Jimmy Hendrix was apparently impressed.
I’ve got a friend who’s cousin’s of The Vaughan brothers. SRV & Jimmy. Evidently Billy Gibbons and Jimmy Vaughan were big rivals in the early TX Music Scene. Mainly Dallas & Houston.
I was told Jimmy Vaughn was extremely jealous of Gibbons.
Claimed BG stole “licks” from him.
In my opinion, Jimmy Vaughan couldn’t hold a candle to Billy Gibbons.
On the other hand, SRV, though, was the best blues guitar player that ever lived, IMO.