Celebrating Leni Stern (born Magdalena Thora on April 28, 1952), an electric guitarist and ngoni player. She has been awarded the Gibson Guitar Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year five consecutive times.
Celebrating Charley Patton (died April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, considered by many to be the “Father of the Delta Blues”, he inspired most Delta blues musicians. The musicologist Robert Palmer considered him one of the most important American musicians of the twentieth century.
Celebrating Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938), an American guitarist. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he had a string of hit records which were noted for their characteristically “twangy” sound, including “Rebel Rouser” and “Peter Gunn”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
MN Guitar Society Presents Celil Refik Kaya Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University Friday, April 26, 2019 7:30 pm Sundin Music Hall 1531 Hewitt Avenue St Paul, MN 55104 $25 General Admission; $20 for MGS Members and Seniors; $10 for Students https://www.mnguitar.org/purchase-tickets Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Celil Refik Kaya earned his bachelor’s degree from the […]
Celebrating Albert Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known by his stage name Albert King, an American blues guitarist whose playing influenced many other guitarists. He is perhaps best known for the influential album Born Under a Bad Sign (1967.)
Celebrating John Christopher Williams (born April 24, 1941), an Australian virtuosic classical guitarist.
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.