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 Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, an American guitarist and songwriter from Atlanta, GA. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and appeared in the film Smokey and the Bandit.
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 Warren Harding “Sonny” Sharrock (August 27, 1940 – May 25, 1994), an American jazz guitarist from Ossining, NY. He was an early free jazz guitarist in the 1960s and known for his heavily chorded attack, highly amplified bursts of feedback, and saxophone-like lines played loudly on guitar.
Celebrating Allison Rae Robertson (born August 26, 1979), born in North Hollywood, CA, and guitarist for rock bands The Donnas and Chelsea Girls.
Celebrating Ledward Kaapana (born August 25, 1948), a Hawaiian musician from Kalapana, best known for playing in the slack key guitar style. He has received 4 Grammy Award nominations and is a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, which is the highest honor in folk and traditional arts in the United States.