Celebrating Carlos Santana (July 20, 1947), a Mexican and American guitarist born in Autlán, Jalisco, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s and pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.
Celebrating Bola Sete (born Djalma de Andrade) (July 16, 1923 – February 14, 1987), a Brazilian guitarist who studied guitar at the Conservatory of Rio. He played with Dizzy Gillespie and was a member of the Vince Guaraldi trio. His name means “Seven Ball,” a reference to Brazilian billiards.
Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks & Phil Heywood at Crooners Crooners Supper Club Friday, July 16, 2021; 8 pm CDT Tickets $20-25 Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat …
Celebrating Joseph “Joe” Satriani (born July 15, 1956), an American instrumental rock guitarist born in Westbury, NY, who worked as a guitar instructor with many prominent former students. He has earned 15 Grammy nominations and is a co-founder of the highly successful G3 tours.
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 Julian Alexander Bream, CBE (July 15, 1933 – August 14, 2020), an English virtuoso classical guitarist and lutenist born in Battersea, London, UK.
Celebrating Brent Mason (born July 13, 1959), a Nashville studio session guitarist from Van Wert, OH, known primarily for his work in the field of country music.
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 Thomas J. “Tommy” Tedesco (July 3, 1930 – November 10, 1997), an American guitarist from Niagara Falls, NY and studio musician in Los Angeles. He was part of the leading session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, who played on thousands of studio recordings in the 1960s and 1970s, including several hundred Top 40 …
Celebrating “King” Bennie Nawahi (July 3, 1899 – January 29, 1985), an American steel guitarist from Hawaii who was popular in the U.S. during the 1920s and 1930s.