Celebrating Herbert “Bert” Jansch (November 3, 1943 – October 5, 2011) a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s as an acoustic guitarist.
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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 Deborah Coleman (October 3, 1956 – April 12, 2018), an American blues musician from Portsmouth, VA who won the Orville Gibson Award for “Best Blues Guitarist, Female” in 2001, and was nominated for a W.C. Handy Blues Music Award nine times.
Celebrating Koo Nimo (born Kwabena Boa-Amponsem on October 3, 1934), a leading folk musician of Highlife music from Ghana.
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Celebrating Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), a Texan born in Dallas, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of Blues in the 1980s.
Celebrating Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaʻoleohelemanu “Ray” Kāne (October 2, 1925 – February 27, 2008), one of Hawaii’s acknowledged masters of the slack-key guitar.
Celebrating Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers; July 7, 1924 – September 30, 1977), an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits and in 1951 alone sold six million records.
Celebrating Anne Erin Clark (born September 28, 1982), known as St. Vincent, an American guitarist from Tulsa, OK. After studying at Berklee College of Music, she became a member of The Polyphonic Spree, a member of Sufjan Stevens’s touring band, and formed her own band in 2006.
Celebrating Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974), an American guitarist, model, writer, actress, director, and comedian. She came to prominence as a member of the punk-indie trio Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein wrote for and appeared in the satirical comedy TV series Portlandia.
Celebrating Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 – September 26, 2003) born in Memphis, Tennessee, an American guitarist who played with exceptional speed. Lane went from being the lead guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas to developing his own instrumental rock and fusion music, winning high accolades.