1990s

Folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae are just a few of the genres that singer, songwriter and guitarist Ben Harper has delved into throughout his career. His eclecticism has made him hard to categorize, and he's played alongside all types of other performers (as a participant in the

Tom Morello Biography
Few rock guitarists in the 1990s were as groundbreaking asRage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, who incorporated a myriad of different styles into his own playing. Born in New York City on May 30, 1964, Morello was raised by his mother (who, decades later, would help create the anti-censorship organization Parents for

Kurt Cobain Biography
Singer (1967–1994)

A talented yet troubled grunge performer, Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band, Nirvana. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
Synopsis
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. Nirvana made the leap

Jeff Buckley Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1966–1997)

Jeff Buckley was an American singer-songwriter who became widely known for his stirring cover of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah."
Synopsis
Born in 1966 in California, Jeff Buckley began playing guitar at age 5. Armed with his distinct multioctave voice, Buckley emerged from New York's music scene in a big way

Ben Harper Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1969–)

Ben Harper is a Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter and guitarist known for albums like Diamonds on the Inside and Give Till It's Gone.
Synopsis
Born on October 28, 1969, in Pomona, California, Ben Harper grew up in a musical family and developed his craft as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has

John Frusciante Biography
Guitarist John Frusciante has experienced both colossal highs and death-defying lows in both his musical career and personal life. Born in 1970 and raised in California, Frusciante dropped out of high school when guitar playing and rock music took hold of the up-and-coming musician/songwriter. Embracing both the unpredictable side of rock (Frank Zappa, Steve

Keb Mo Biography
Guitarist/vocalist Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnsonwhile keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. A skilled frontman as well as an accomplished sideman, he writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills

Jonny Lang Biography
Modern blues in the '90s had a weird phenomenon of teenage blues guitarists rocketing to popularity with their first album. The entire trend culminated with Jonny Lang, a guitarist from Fargo, North Dakota, who released his solo debut album, Lie to Me, when he was 15. At the age of

Sheryl Crow Biography
Singer (1962–)

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow sang backup for stars like Rod Stewart before becoming a star in own right. Her 1996 album Sheryl Crow won two Grammys.
Synopsis
Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri. She majored in music education in college and taught elementary school in St. Louis

Susan Tedeschi Biography
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Susan Tedeschi is part of the new generation of blues musicians looking for ways to keep the form exciting, vital, and evolving. Tedeschi's live shows are by no means straight-ahead urban blues. Instead, she freely mixes classic R&B, blues, and her own gospel and blues-flavored originals into

Sonny Landreth Biography
Southwest Louisiana-based guitarist, songwriter, and singerSonny Landreth is a musician's musician. The blues slide guitar playing found on his two Zoo Entertainment releases,Outward Bound (1992) and South of I-10 (1995) is distinctive and unlike anything else you've ever heard. His unorthodox guitar style comes from the manner in which he simultaneously plays slide

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