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Famous Guitarists from Colorado

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Colorado, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Colorado 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 Colorado 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 is a list that features items like India.Arie and Chris Broderick.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Colorado?" and "Who are famous Colorado guitarists?"
India.Arie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Colorado
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India Arie Simpson (born October 3, 1975), also known as India.Arie (sometimes styled as india.arie), is an American singer and songwriter. She has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 720, Colorado, Area code 303, Denver, Area codes 303 and 720, + more

Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Colorado
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Michael Jay Johnson (August 8, 1944 – July 27, 2017) was an American pop, country, and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue". He charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and nine more on Hot Country Songs, including two Number One country hits in 1986's "Give Me Wings" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of 1990s country group 4 Runner. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Alamosa, Colorado, USA

Charlie Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Colorado
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Charlie Hunter (born May 23, 1967) is an American guitarist, composer, and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter plays custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, chords, and melodies. Critic Sean Westergaard described Hunter's technique as "mind-boggling...he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great music, not to show off." Hunter's technique is rooted in the styles of jazz guitarists Joe Pass and Tuck Andress, two of his biggest influences, who blended bass notes with melody in a way that created the illusion of two guitars. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Rhode Island, Northeastern United States, Contiguous United States, + more

Chris Broderick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Colorado
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Christopher Alan "Chris" Broderick (born March 6, 1970) is an American musician, best known as the former guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth. He is also formerly the lead guitarist and keyboardist for Jag Panzer, appearing on four of Jag Panzer's albums The Age of Mastery, Thane to the Throne (a concept album about Shakespeare's Macbeth), Mechanized Warfare and Casting the Stones before moving on to Megadeth, replacing Glen Drover. Before joining Megadeth and while still in Jag Panzer, he was also a touring guitarist for Nevermore between 2001 and 2003 and then again between 2006 and 2007. He is now the lead guitarist for Act of Defiance, which he formed with fellow ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lakewood, Colorado