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Jack White Is a Fan of Young Guitarist

Image courtesy of Third Man Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Third Man Records (via ABC News Radio)

Jack White  might hang with some big guns like  Neil Young  but that doesn't mean he doesn't keep an eye on the up-and-comers, too. When  Rolling Stone  -- who just put White on their cover -- asked him who his favorite young musician was, he had a ready answer. "This kid I like right now,  Jack  [ Byrne ], he's in this band the  Dough Rollers ," he said. "[My label] put out something of theirs. I like this kid's style. It's more in the simplistic realm of guitar playing. He's not trying to knock you over. I like watching him; he reminds me of a cool teenager or something who's just getting into playing guitar."

White says that Byrne initially put him off for a silly reason. "[Byrne] plays a Stratocaster which is a guitar I would never touch, just because of the lame white-blues connotations it has -- but he plays a pink one! But underneath all that is this really great playing."

The Dough Rollers have a couple of famous kids in the band -- Byrne's parents are  Ellen Barkin  and  Gabriel Byrne , and his band mate  Malcolm Ford  is the son of  Harrison Ford . 

You can check out their song "Friend of Mine" on the  Dough Rollers' official YouTube channel .


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