Celebrating Mary Bozana Timony (born October 17, 1970), an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Washington, D.C. Timony’s music is often heavy and dark, frequently using drones, beats, and modal melodies reminiscent of European Medieval music.
Celebrating Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004), an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Kessel was a member of many prominent jazz groups, like the ensemble Great Guitars with Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis, as well as a “first call” guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions.
Celebrating Cordell Jackson (July 15, 1923 – October 14, 2004), an American guitarist thought to be the first woman to produce, engineer, arrange and promote music on her own rock and roll music label. She was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi and died in Memphis, Tennessee.
Celebrating Herbert “Bert” Jansch (November 3, 1943 – October 5, 2011) a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s as an acoustic guitarist.
Celebrating Daniel Wood “Danny” Gatton Jr. (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994), known by the nickname “The Humbler”, an American guitarist from Washington, D.C. who fused blues, rockabilly, jazz, and country to create a musical style called “redneck jazz”.
Celebrating Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers; July 7, 1924 – September 30, 1977), an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits and in 1951 alone sold six million records.
Celebrating Anne Erin Clark (born September 28, 1982), known as St. Vincent, an American guitarist from Tulsa, OK. After studying at Berklee College of Music, she became a member of The Polyphonic Spree, a member of Sufjan Stevens’s touring band, and formed her own band in 2006.
Celebrating Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974), an American guitarist, model, writer, actress, director, and comedian. She came to prominence as a member of the punk-indie trio Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein wrote for and appeared in the satirical comedy TV series Portlandia.