Celebrating Toshi Reagon (born January 27, 1964), an American musician from Atlanta, GA of folk, blues, gospel, rock, and funk styles.
Celebrating Buddy Gene Emmons (January 27, 1937 – July 21, 2015), an American musician who is widely regarded as the world’s foremost pedal steel guitarist of his day. He made significant innovations to the steel guitar which have been adopted as standard in the modern-day instrument.
Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist born in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was known as “King of the Slide Guitar” and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.
Celebrating Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen (born January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) a Dutch-American guitarist of the American hard rock band Van Halen.
Celebrating Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945), an American blues guitarist from Pendleton, TX, who displayed a combination of slide guitar skills, powerful “chest voice” singing, and originality that has influenced later generations of musicians.
Celebrating Wesley Webb West (January 25, 1924 – November 15, 2003), better known as Speedy West, an American pedal steel guitarist and record producer from Springfield, MO.
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Celebrating Jean Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) stage name Django Reinhardt, a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
Celebrating Zakk Wylde (Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt; January 14, 1967), an American guitarist born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is best known for his tenure with Ozzy Osbourne and as the founder of the band Black Label Society.
Celebrating Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua; January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994), an American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.