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Famous Guitarists from Austin

Updated June 8, 2017 7.4k views7 items

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

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Austin?" and "Who are famous Austin guitarists?"
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  • Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. 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 an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He plays in many genres, including rock, blues, jazz fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical, and country. Guitar Player magazine has called him "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet."...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Calvin Russell (born Calvert Russell Kosler, November 1, 1948 – April 3, 2011) was an American blues and roots rock singer-songwriter and guitarist....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas
  • Jesse Tobias (born April 1, 1972) is an American guitarist who is the lead guitarist and co-writer for Morrissey since 2005. Tobias first gained notoriety during a brief tenure with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993, although he was replaced by Dave Navarro within a month after joining the band. Before he joined the Chili Peppers, he briefly played with L.A.-based band Mother Tongue. In 1996, Tobias joined the touring band for Alanis Morissette and from 1999-2005 was a member of the musical duo, Splendid....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas
  • Danny Schmidt (born October 7, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas, where he now lives with his wife, fellow musician, and singer-songwriter Carrie Elkin....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas