Eric Johnson
Jan18

Eric Johnson

How long does it take to become a legend ? John Wooden started coaching the UCLA basketball team in 1948 and it was 16 years, some of them pretty rough, until his team won its first national championship. He ultimately won 10 of them in 12 years, including seven in a row, and is considered by many to be the greatest college athletic coach of all time. Similarly, in the case of Eric Johnson, he started playing guitar in 1965 and joined...

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John Schofield
Jun29

John Schofield

John Schofield Biography One of the “big three” of late 20th and early 21st century jazz guitarists (along with Pat Metheny andBill Frisell), John Scofield’s influence grew in the ’90s and continued into the 21st century. Possessor of a very distinctive rock-oriented sound that is often a bit distorted, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, fusion, and...

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Andy Summers
Jun29

Andy Summers

Andy Summers Biography (1942–) Andy Summers achieved international fame as the Grammy Award-winning guitarist of The Police, known for hits songs like “Message in a Bottle,” “Every Breath You Take” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” Synopsis Andy Summers was born on December 31, 1942 in Lancashire, England. Summers established himself as a musician at a young age, playing in a psychedelic...

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Vince Gill
Jun29

Vince Gill

Vince Gill Biography Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1957–) Vince Gill is an award-winning country musician known for such hits as ‘What the Cowgirls Do’ and ‘Whenever You Come Around.’ Synopsis Born in Oklahoma in 1957, Vince Gill’s first solo album, Turn Me Loose(1984), earned him the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist Award. In 1989, Gill recorded When I Call Your Name, which was...

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Danny Gatton
Jun29

Danny Gatton

Danny Gatton Biography Guitar virtuoso Danny Gatton was known for the incredibly wide stylistic range of his playing; based in rockabilly,Gatton’s musical vocabulary included R&B, pop, country, rock, and jazz, all of which he could play effectively. Gattonbegan playing at age nine, joining his first band, the Lancers, three years later. In 1960, Gatton pursued a jazz direction when he joined the Offbeats, where...

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Robert Cray
Jun29

Robert Cray

Robert Cray Biography Tin-eared critics have frequently damned him as a yuppie blues wannabe whose slickly soulful offerings bear scant resemblance to the real down-home item. In reality, Robert Cray is one of a precious few young blues-based artists with the talent and vision to successfully usher the idiom into the 21st century without resorting either to slavish imitation or simply playing rock while passing it off as blues. Just...

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