Celebrating David Howell Evans (born August 8, 1961), better known by his stage name the Edge, an Irish musician best known as the guitarist for the rock band U2.
Celebrating John Renbourn (August 8, 1944 – March 26, 2015), an English guitarist known for his work with the folk group Pentangle. Renbourn’s musical tastes took in early music, classical music, jazz, blues and world music.
Celebrating Martha Kristin Hersh (born August 7, 1966), an American songwriter, guitarist, and author, known for her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. Her style ranges from jaggedly dissonant to traditional folk.
Celebrating Sharon Isbin (born August 7, 1956), an American Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the founding director of the Guitar Department at Juilliard.
Celebrating Allan Holdsworth (August 6, 1946 – April 15, 2017), a British guitarist best known for his work in jazz fusion. Holdsworth was known for his vast array of complex chord progressions and intricate solos using a legato soloing technique stemming from his original desire to play the saxophone.
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 Leonard Harold “Lenny” Breau (August 5, 1941 – August 12, 1984), an American-born guitarist who employed fingerstyle techniques not often used in jazz guitar.
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.
Celebrating Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959), an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fretboard of the guitar with both hands.