Celebrating Christine Ellen “Chrissie” Hynde (born September 7, 1951), an American guitarist from Akron, OH, best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.
Celebrating Daniel Wood “Danny” Gatton Jr. (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994), known by the nickname “The Humbler”, an American guitarist from Washington, D.C. who fused blues, rockabilly, jazz, and country to create a musical style called “redneck jazz”.
Celebrating Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), an American blues guitarist from Gilmer, TX, known as one of the “Three Kings” of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King.
Celebrating Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995), a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist widely credited for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the Bossa Nova.
Celebrating Marissa Paternoster (born August 1, 1986) a singer and guitarist active in New Jersey’s New Brunswick music scene. She is the singer and guitarist in the bands Screaming Females and Noun.
Celebrating Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960), an American guitarist described as a “highly individualistic player” and part of a generation of heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s.
Celebrating Kelley Deal (born June 10, 1961), an American musician. She is the lead guitarist of The Breeders and also has a solo career. She is the identical twin sister of Kim Deal.
Celebrating Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946), an English guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson.
Celebrating Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012), an American guitarist whose fingerstyle guitar and flatpicking skills made him a widely influential figure in the bluegrass and folk acoustic guitar world.
Celebrating Manuel Barrueco (born December 16, 1952) a Cuban classical guitarist who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.