Celebrating Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945), an acoustic guitarist from Minneapolis, MN, known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music. He often intersperses humorous and bizarre monologues between his 6- and 12-string compositions.
Celebrating Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; October 19, 1944 – September 11, 1987) a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers.
Celebrating Rosie Flores (born September 10, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas), a guitarist who blends rockabilly, honky tonk, jazz, and Western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage.
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.