Celebrating Carlos García Montoya (December 13, 1903 – March 3, 1993) in Madrid, Spain, a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.
Celebrating Norman Jeffrey “Jeff” Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008), a Canadian blues-rock guitarist and vocalist who attained musical popularity in the 1980s and 1990s.
Celebrating Larry Eugene Carlton (born March 2, 1948), an American guitarist who built his career as a studio musician in the 1970s and ’80s.
Celebrating Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942), an American swing and jazz guitarist and an important early performer on the electric guitar.
Celebrating Frederick William “Freddy” 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 John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001), an American fingerstyle guitarist described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar. John Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music.
Richard Kriehn & Pat Donohue Friday March 1, 2019 8 PM 318 Cafe 318 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331 952-401-7902 Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat one […]
Celebrating Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaʻoleohelemanu “Ray” Kāne (October 2, 1925 – February 27, 2008), one of Hawaii’s acknowledged masters of the slack-key guitar.
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 Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gómez (December 21, 1947 – February 25, 2014), known as Paco de Lucía, a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, and a leading proponent of the new flamenco style who crossed over successfully into other genres.