There’s my cousin, Bukka White — a marvelous guitar player. Wes Montgomery was one of my favorite guitarists, too, and a good personal friend. Barney Kessel is another great player and friend, and so is Kenny Burrell. I never met Tal Farlow, but I love his playing so much that I feel we’ve known each other for years. Herb Ellis is another great one, and so is Muddy Waters — especially in his early slide work. And Django Reinhardt can’t be omitted, either — particularly on some of his rare recordings with just a regular rhythm section. It’s nice to think back to all the wonderful guitar players, but there are a lot of great ones coming up every day, and their playing will influence me, too — just as I hope that my playing will, in some small way, influence others.