All About Blues Guitar

Archive for August, 2010

Gary Moore Well Recognized Blues Rock Guitarist And Singer

Blues guitarist Gary Moore was born on April 4th of 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Moore grew up in east Belfast and began performing early on. He began to play at just eight years old on a beat up acoustic. Gary got his first decent guitar when he was fourteen years old. He learned […]

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Shuggie Otis An American R&B, Soul, Rock, Blues, Funk Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer And Multi-Instrumentalist

Blues guitarist Shuggie Otis was born Johnny Alexander Veliotes on November 30, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American R&B, soul, rock, blues, and funk singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, playing primarily guitar, but also piano, organ, drums, and bass. Otis is the son of Johnny Otis, rhythm and blues musician, band leader, […]

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Derek Trucks – American Guitarist Grammy Award-Winning

Derek Trucks was born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 8th of 1979. Derek’s uncle is drummer Butch Trucks, who happens to be one of the original members and still a current member of The Allman Brothers Band. Blues guitarist Derek Trucks began to receive attention from the music industry at the young age of nine. […]

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Henry Vestine – American Guitar Player known Mainly Member Band Canned Heat.

Blues guitarist Henry Charles Vestine, also known as “The Sunflower,” was born on December 25, 1944, in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was an American guitar player best known as a member of the band Canned Heat, which he was in from its start in 1966 to July 1969. In 1965, Vestine was hired by Frank […]

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Blind Willie Johnson -An American Singer And Guitarist

Blues guitarist “Blind” Willie Johnson (1897 – 1945) was an American singer and guitarist who, among musicians, is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as well as one of the most sacred individuals of depression-era gospel music. Johnson was not born blind, although how he lost his sight is unknown. His father […]

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