Celebrating Elizabeth Clark “Liz” Phair (born April 17, 1967), an American guitarist and songwriter, born in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1993, she debuted her studio album, Exile in Guyville, ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Celebrating Jenn Wasner (born April 16, 1986) (stage name: Flock of Dimes), one of the founding members of the band Wye Oak, from Baltimore, Maryland.
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 Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018), an American guitarist best known for having hosted the television show Hee Haw. Clark was an important and influential figure in country music.
Celebrating June Millington (born April 14, 1948), a Filipino American guitarist, educator, co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band Fanny. Millington is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, Massachusetts.
Celebrating Richard Hugh “Ritchie” Blackmore (born April 14, 1945), an English guitarist and founding member of Deep Purple in 1968.
Celebrating Sabicas (proper name: Agustín Castellón Campos) (March 16, 1912 – April 14, 1990), a flamenco guitarist of Romani origin, born in Pamplona, Spain.
Celebrating Deborah Coleman (October 3, 1956 – April 12, 2018), an American blues musician who won the Orville Gibson Award for “Best Blues Guitarist, Female” in 2001, and 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 Stephen James Howe (born April 8, 1947), an English musician born in Holloway, North London, best known as the guitarist in the rock band Yes. Howe achieved further success in the 1980s as a member of the rock bands Asia, GTR, and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, as well as a prolific solo career.