Rainer Ptacek

Blues, Composer

1951 – 1997

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Who was Rainer Ptacek?

Rainer Ptacek was a Tucson, Arizona based guitarist and singer-songwriter. His guitar technique, which incorporated slide, finger-picking, tape loops and electronic manipulation, earned him admiration of some notable musicians such as Robert Plant and Billy Gibbons. A tribute album to Ptacek, The Inner Flame, included contributions by Plant, Jimmy Page, PJ Harvey, Emmylou Harris and others, and was indicative of his reputation as a "musician's musician". He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early 1996 and died nearly two years later after the illness recurred.

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Born
Jun 7, 1951
East Berlin
Also known as
  • Rainer
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Nov 12, 1997
Tucson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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