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.
Celebrating Donita Sparks (born April 8, 1963), an American guitarist most notable for being the co-founder of the band L7.
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 who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues”.
Celebrating Larry Coryell (born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III; April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017), an American jazz guitarist and one of the first pioneers of the jazz-rock/fusion movement that began in the mid 1960s.
Celebrating Frederick William “Freddie” Green (March 31, 1911 – March 1, 1987), an American swing jazz guitarist who played rhythm guitar with the Count Basie Orchestra for almost fifty years.
Celebrating Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), an English rock and blues guitarist.
Celebrating Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968), a Canadian blues guitarist. By age twenty-one, Foley was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s, the blues label and historic nightclub.
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 Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro, October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) known as the father of jazz guitar. During the 1920s, Lang was one of the first single-string soloist while adding occasional chords.