Celebrating James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939), an American guitarist born in Dubberly, Louisiana. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has performed with Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt, Vince Gill, …
Celebrating Malina Moye (born August 20, 1984), an American guitarist from Minneapolis, MN who fuses rock and soul. She is also a Fender guitar endorsee, a model, actress, and entrepreneur.
Celebrating Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also known as Dimebag Darrell, an American guitarist from Arlington, TX. He co-founded the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan.
Celebrating Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist born in Austin, TX. His tune “Cliffs of Dover” won a Grammy Award in 1991. Guitar Player magazine has called him “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet”.
Celebrating Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938), an American blues singer and guitarist born in Hazlehurst, MS. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a talent that has influenced generations of musicians.
The Minnesota Guitar Society will livestream a concert from Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall tonight: Saturday, August 15, at 7:30 pm on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy-4pgDE3gQ The concert intends to benefit the Lake Street Council and contributions will be donated to assist their efforts in rebuilding that neighborhood. The concert will feature Jeffrey Van, Annett …
Celebrating Leroy “Roy” Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988), an American guitarist and blues musician. 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 All Time.”
Celebrating Nili Brosh (born August 13, 1988), an Israeli guitarist who graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 from Berklee College of Music. Nili joined the progressive metal band Seven the Hardway.
Celebrating Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949), a Scottish guitarist and film score composer known for his rock band Dire Straits.
Celebrating Patrick Bruce “Pat” Metheny (born August 12, 1954), an American jazz guitarist and composer from Lee’s Summit, MO whose style incorporates elements of contemporary and Latin jazz. He has been awarded 20 Grammy Awards and is the only person to win Grammys in 10 categories.