Celebrating Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), a Texan born in Dallas, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of Blues in the 1980s.
Celebrating Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaʻoleohelemanu “Ray” Kāne (October 2, 1925 – February 27, 2008), one of Hawaii’s acknowledged masters of the slack-key guitar.
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.
Celebrating Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 – September 26, 2003) born in Memphis, Tennessee, an American guitarist who played with exceptional speed. Lane went from being the lead guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas to developing his own instrumental rock and fusion music, winning high accolades.
Celebrating Baden Powell de Aquino, usually known simply as Baden Powell (August 6, 1937 – September 26, 2000), one of the most prominent and celebrated Brazilian guitarists and guitar composers of his time.
Celebrating Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi (born September 24, 1980), an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Twickenham. She has earned three Mercury Prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.
Celebrating Angela Maria “Ani” DiFranco (born September 23, 1970), an American musician and activist whose music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock, although it has additional influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe.
Celebrating Leroy “Roy” Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988), an American guitarist and blues musician from Ozark, AR. He was a pioneer of the Telecaster sound who never achieved stardom, but is still considered a highly influential guitar player. Guitar Player magazine praised him as having one of the “50 Greatest Tones of […]