Celebrating Marissa Paternoster (born August 1, 1986) a singer and guitarist active in New Jersey’s New Brunswick music scene. She is the singer and guitarist in the bands Screaming Females and Noun.
Celebrating Suzanne “Suzi” Gardner (born August 1, 1960), an American guitarist and vocalist from the band L7 born in Altus, OK.
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 Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942), an American jazz guitarist born in Bonham, TX, and an important early performer on the electric guitar.
Celebrating Steve Morse (born July 28, 1954), an American guitarist born in Hamilton, OH, and best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs.
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 Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995), a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist widely credited for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the Bossa Nova.
Celebrating Al Laurence Di Meola (born July 22, 1954) an American jazz fusion and world music guitarist born in Jersey City, NJ.
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.