If there were one job description in rock and roll that comes with the most built-in pressure, it would have to be “lead guitarist for Steely Dan.”
During their ’70s recording heyday, the ever-meticulous Dan duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen garnered top-drawer guitar solos from first-call session aces like Larry Carlton, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Denny Dias, Lee Ritenour, and Elliott Randall, to name but a few. Lesser ax bearers would buckle under the pressure to both recreate and expand upon such audiophile-approved aural templates, but not Jon Herington, who’s held the lead guitar chair with the mighty Dan on record and on tour since 1999.
Story by HRAC Chief Content Officer Mike Mettler. Via digitaltrends.com