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Important Musicians and Innovators (by date of birth).

  • Modern Guitar Innovations – 1922 – F-hole Archtop Guitar
    Who: Lloyd Loar; born: 1886; With: Gibson Guitar Company
  • Lonnie Johnson
    Who: Lonnie Johnson; born: 1894; With: Victoria Spivey, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Eddie Lang, Roosevelt Sykes, Lonnie Donegan, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann ...
  • Malvina Reynolds
    Who: Malvina Reynolds; born: 1900; With: Pete Seeger
  • T-Bone Walker
    Who: T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibadeaux "T-Bone" Walker); born: 1910; With: Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Moody, Benny Carter and Bob Cranshaw, Della Reese, Willie Dixon,Sonny Terry, Brownie Mcghee, Lonnie Johnson, Charlie Christian, B.B. King
  • Modern Guitar Innovations – 1937 – The Seven String Guitar
    Who: George Van Eps; born: 1913; With: Epistopheles Statopoulo (The "Epi" in Epiphone)
  • Pete Seeger
    Who: Pete Seeger; born: 1919; With: Woody Guthrie, The Weavers, Arlo Guthrie, Lead Belly, The Almanac Singers and just about everyone else ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Mary Osborne
    Who: Mary Osborne; born: 1921; With: Charlie Christian, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Herb Ellis
    Who: Herb Ellis; born: 1921; With: Jimmy Dorsey, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Sweets Edison, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, The Great Guitars ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Johnny Smith
    Who: Johnny Smith; born: 1922
  • Neal Hefti
    Who: Neal Hefti; born: 1922; With: Woody Herman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra
  • Jazz Guitarists – Barney Kessel
    Who: Barney Kessel; born: 1923; With: Chico Marx, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Sonny Rollins, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Wrecking Crew, ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Wes Montgomery
    Who: Wes Montgomery; born: 1923; With: Lionel Hamption, Jimmy Smith, The Montgomery Brothers (his brothers Monk and Buddy) John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, Melvin Rhyne, ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Charlie Byrd
    Who: Charlie Byrd; born: 1925; With: João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Herb Ellis and Barnie Kessel
  • Jazz Guitarists – Bucky Pizzarelli
    Who: Bucky Pizzarelli; born: 1926; With: Les Paul, Tal Farlow, John Bunch, Benny Goodman, John Pizzarelli, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinson
  • Jazz Guitarists – Joe Pass
    Who: Joe Pass; born: 1929; With: Les McCann, George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Della Reese, Johnny Mathis, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown ...
  • Fifty Years of Jim Hall
    Who: Jim Hall; born: 1930
  • Peggy Seeger
    Who: Peggy Seeger; born: 1935; With: Ewan MacColl, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger,
  • Jazz Guitarists – George Benson
    Who: George Benson; born: 1943; With: Jack McDuff, Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chet Atkins, Al Jarreau ...
  • Leo Kottke Concert
    Who: Leo Kottke; born: 1945-09-11
  • Kristin Lems
    Who: Kristin Lems; born: 1950
  • Jazz Guitarists – Jimmy Bruno
    Who: Jimmy Bruno; born: 1953; With: Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Tommy Tedesco ...
  • Jazz Guitarists – Russell Malone
    Who: Russell Malone; born: 1963; With: Jimmy Smith, Harry Connick Jr, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, Dr. Lonnie Smith ...
  • Abigail Washburn
    Who: Abigail Washburn; born: 1977; With: Uncle Earle, Sparrow Quartet, Bela Fleck
  • Jane Monheit
    Who: Jane Monheit; born: 1977; With: John Pizzarelli, Michael Buble, ...
  • Aoife O’Donovan
    Who: Aoife O'Donovan; born: 1982; With: Crooked Still, Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thiele, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, ...
  • Sarah Jarosz
    Who: Sarah Jarosz; born: 1991; With: Sara Watkins, Aofie O'Donovan, ...
  • Kate Davis
    Who: Kate Davis; born: 1991; With: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Ladybugs, ...