I first heard of Guthrie Govan when I discovered Porcupine Tree. He plays with Steven Wilson on the album “The Raven Who Refused to Sing” His solo on the second song “Drive Home” is stellar! I listen for it with anticipation each time, loving every minute of it. Here is a short excerpt edited from his Wikipedia page.
“Guthrie Govan is an English born guitarist known for his work with the bands The Aristocrats, Asia (2001–2006), GPS, The Young Punx and The Fellowship as well as Erotic Cakes. He is a noted guitar instructor through his work with the UK magazine Guitar Techniques, Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music, Lick Library and currently the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. He is the 1993 winner of Guitarist magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” competition.”