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Famous Guitarists from Buffalo

Updated October 13, 2018 1.8k views8 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Buffalo, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 features items like Ani DiFranco and Brian McKnight.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Buffalo?" and "Who are famous Buffalo guitarists?"
  • Jim Hall
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    James Stanley Hall (December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is rooted in four names: Django [Reinhardt], Charlie [Christian], Wes [Montgomery], and Jim [Hall]"....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York
  • Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. McKnight's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. He is third only to Morten Lindberg and Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

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  • Ani DiFranco
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    Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco (; born 1970) is an American singer/songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums. DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock, although it has additional influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe Foundation DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including abortion rights and LGBT visibility. She counts...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

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  • Lucky Peterson (born Judge Kenneth Peterson; December 13, 1964 in Buffalo, New York) is an American musician who plays contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. He plays guitar and keyboards. Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray has said, "he may be the only blues musician to have had national television exposure in short pants."...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York