Famous Guitarists from Jacksonville Guitarists

Famous Guitarists from Jacksonville

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Jacksonville, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Jacksonville are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Jacksonville guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List is made up of items like Derek Trucks and Gary Rossington.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Jacksonville?" and "Who are famous Jacksonville guitarists?"



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    Blind Blake
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    Arthur "Blind" Blake was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He is known for his series of recordings for Paramount Records between 1926 and 1932 and the mystery surrounding his life.more

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    • Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
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    Larkin Allen Collins Jr. was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote many of the band's songs with late frontman Ronnie Van Zant. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida.more

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    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
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    Gary Robert Rossington is an American musician, best known as a founding member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He plays lead and occasional rhythm guitar. He is also a founding member of The Rossington-Collins Band along with former Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmate, Allen Collins. Rossington is the last ...more

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    • Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
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    William Ryan Key is an American rock musician. He is best known for being the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and original member of the American pop punk band Yellowcard.more

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    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
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    Derek Trucks
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    Derek Trucks is an American guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Grammy Award winning The Derek Trucks Band. He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999 and formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2010 with his wife Susan Tedeschi. His musical style encompasses several genres and he ...more

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    • Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
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    Donnie Van Zant
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    Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant is an American rock vocalist/guitarist. He is best known as a member of the band .38 Special, which he formed in 1974. He is the middle of three brothers: his older brother Ronnie was the original lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in a 1977 plane crash in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
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    Rickey Medlocke
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    Rickey Medlocke is an American musician best known as the frontman/guitarist for the southern rock band Blackfoot. During his career he's also played with Lynyrd Skynyrd as a drummer before rejoining as a guitarist in 1996 where he continues to tour and record. Being of Blackfoot ancestry, Medlocke was ...more

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    Doyle Dykes
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    Doyle Dykes is an American country acoustic guitarist from Jacksonville, Florida. He is influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians such as Chet Atkins, the Allman Brothers, to the Beatles and U2. Cited along with guitarists such as Tommy Emmanuel as one of the best fingerstyle ...more

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    William "Rocky" Gray is a drummer and guitarist who has been part of the Arkansas metal scene since the early 1990s. He has an extensive career as a musician and is best known as the lead guitarist for Living Sacrifice and the drummer for We Are the Fallen. He also plays drums for Soul Embraced, ...more

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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States of America
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