Celebrating Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979), an American guitarist and singer from Hollywood, CA, who was the primary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Little Feat.
Celebrating Deborah Coleman (October 3, 1956 – April 12, 2018), an American blues musician from Portsmouth, VA who won the Orville Gibson Award for “Best Blues Guitarist, Female” in 2001, and was nominated for a W.C. Handy Blues Music Award nine times.
Celebrating Alexander “Sandy” Bull (February 25, 1941 – April 11, 2001), an American folk guitarist and player of many stringed instruments. His early work blends non-western instruments within the 1960s folk revival.
Celebrating Felicia Michele Collins (April 10, 1964), an American guitarist born in Jackson, Tennessee and raised in The Bronx (New York). She is best known for her work on the Late Show with David Letterman. Collins has also worked with Nile Rodgers, The Thompson Twins, and Al Jarreau.
Celebrating Brian Robert Setzer (born April 10, 1959), an American guitarist born in Massapequa, NY. He found widespread success in the early 1980s with the 1950s-style rockabilly group Stray Cats, and revitalized his career in the early 1990s with his swing revival band, the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Celebrating Donita Sparks (born April 8, 1963), an American guitarist most notable for being the co-founder of the band L7.
Celebrating Stephen James “Steve” Howe (April 8, 1947), an English musician born in Holloway, North London, best known as the guitarist in the rock band Yes. Howe has been a member of other rock bands, as well as having a prolific solo career.
Warren Haynes (April 6, 1960), an American guitarist born in Asheville, North Carolina. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule.
Celebrating McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 or 1915 – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, an American blues musician born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues”.
Celebrating Frederick William “Freddie” Green (March 31, 1911 – March 1, 1987), an American swing jazz guitarist born in Charleston, SC, who played rhythm guitar with the Count Basie Orchestra for almost fifty years.