Celebrating Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Burrell (born July 31, 1931), an American jazz guitarist from Detroit, MI, known for his Blue Note label recordings. Burrell has been a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Celebrating George “Buddy” Guy (born July 30, 1936), an American blues guitarist born in Lettsworth, LA. Guy played with Chicago greats Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and as a house guitarist at Chess Records.
Celebrating Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981), an American guitarist born in Chicago, Illinois, who was instrumental in popularizing blues music in the mid-1960s. He was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Celebrating Buddy Gene Emmons (January 27, 1937 – July 21, 2015), an American musician from Mishawaka, IN, regarded as the world’s foremost pedal steel guitarist of his day. He made significant innovations to the steel guitar which have been adopted as standard in the modern-day instrument.