Yes guitarist Steve Howe says that the respect he has for classical musicians is above all others

By Steve Newton

Interviewing amazing guitar players is one of my favourite things to do, and Yes guitarist Steve Howe has always been one of the best in my books.

I’ve chatted with him three times, in 1998, 2001, and then just three months ago, before the latest version of Yes played Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Steve’s always come across as a highly intelligent and thoughtful musician, the polar opposite of your typical boneheaded rocker who’s just in it for chicks and fame.

At one point in our last conversation he started talking about his interest in other instruments besides guitar, and his appreciation of classical musicians.

Have a listen:


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