Players

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins

Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001). Chet Atkins was known around the world as as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman”.  He was not only a guitar player, but an occasional vocalist, songwriter, and a record producer.  He helped to create the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound.  This …

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Alex De Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Player

Alex de Grassi

Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952 in Yokosuka, Japan) is an American Grammy Award-nominated fingerstyle guitarist. Though born in Yokosuka, Japan, de Grassi grew up in San Francisco, California, where his grandfather played violin for the San Francisco Symphony and his father was a classical pianist. At age thirteen he learned to play the trumpet but soon taught himself …

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) are a Mexican acoustic guitar duo whose music is influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. The duo’s recordings consist largely of instrumental duets on the flamenco guitar. Currently residing in Mexico City, they began their career in Dublin, Ireland, during an eight-year stay. They have released five …

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA and the single “Cliffs of Dover” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist, as well as …

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Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan (born 30 October 1957) is a French-Algerian guitarist. As Sephardic Jews, his family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. The genre of his acoustic guitar music is often characterized as Celtic, Folk, World music, New Age, or Chamber jazz. He has also published three books of music and tablature. A wide variety of musical styles and …

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Antoine Dufour

Antoine Dufour

Antoine Dufour (born 1979, in L’Épiphanie, Quebec) is a French-Canadian acoustic guitarist currently signed to CandyRat Records. Dufour started playing guitar at the age of fifteen. He went on to study at the CEGEP in Joliette, where he listened to the music of Leo Kottke, Don Ross, and Michael Hedges at the behest of his teacher. Since then, he has …

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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

William Thomas “Tommy” Emmanuel AM (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Although originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist in recent years, releasing award winning …

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