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Famous Guitarists from Alabama

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Alabama, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Alabama 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 Alabama 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.

This list features items like Hank Williams and Tommy Shaw.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Alabama?" and "Who are famous Alabama guitarists?"
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Tommy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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Tommy Shaw

Tommy Roland Shaw (born September 11, 1953) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and performer best known as the front man and guitarist for the rock band Styx. In between his stints with Styx, he has played with other groups including Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades as well as releasing several solo albums. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

W. C. Handy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues. An African American, Handy was one of the most influential songwriters in the United States. One of many musicians who played the distinctively American blues music, Handy did not create the blues genre but was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional music style (Delta blues) with a limited audience to a new level of popularity.Handy was an educated musician who used elements of folk music in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States of America

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Ray Reach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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Raymond Everett Reach, Jr. (born August 3, 1948) is an American pianist, vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger, music producer and educator, named by AL.com as one of "30 Alabamians who changed jazz history." He serves as President and CEO of Ray Reach Music and Magic City Music Productions.Reach has performed and recorded in various genres, including pop, R & B, Motown/soul, gospel, rock, classic rock, country (contemporary and traditional), contemporary Christian, classical and jazz music, but is perhaps best known for his work in jazz, combining jazz piano stylings with Sinatra-style vocals. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

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Mark Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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Mark Wilkerson is an American musician, who was the lead singer and guitarist for rock band Course of Nature, previously known as COG.Wilkerson co-wrote the song "It's Not Over" which was released as a single and as the opening track on the eponymous album by Daughtry. On December 6, 2007, the song earned him and the other co-writers a nomination for Best Rock Song for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.On May 3, 2007, Wilkerson gave a concert to help the relief efforts of Enterprise High School in Alabama, two months after a violent storm destroyed the school and killed eight students. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama, United States of America