Favorite bands :
A pile of them, mostly post-rock, "indie," jazz, blues, and folk.
Favorite guitarists :
I don't really follow guitarists nowadays, in terms of "idols" and such. Mostly songwriters as a whole. That being said, I do really enjoy the guys in Explosions in the Sky, and how they have managed to create such a landscape with their guitars. If I had to choose some favorite guitarists, Pat Metheny has influenced me greatly. As well as many others. But I don't really have a favorite guitarist.