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Famous Guitarists from Connecticut

Updated June 8, 2017 3.5k views16 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Connecticut, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 items include John Mayer, Vinnie Vincent and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Connecticut?" and "Who are famous Connecticut guitarists?"
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  • Willy DeVille (born William Paul Borsey Jr., August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. During his thirty-five-year career, first with his band Mink DeVille (1974–1986) and later on his own, Deville created original songs rooted in traditional American musical styles. He worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo. Latin rhythms, blues riffs, doo-wop, Cajun music, strains of French cabaret, and echoes of early-1960s uptown soul can be heard in DeVille's work. Mink DeVille was a house band at CBGB, the historic New York City nightclub where...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America
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    William Knight "Bill" Kirchen (born June 29, 1948) is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s and is known as a "The Titan of The Telecaster" for his musical prowess on the guitar....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Loren MazzaCane Connors (born October 22, 1949, New Haven, Connecticut) is an American experimental musician who has recorded and performed under several different names: Guitar Roberts, Loren Mazzacane, Loren Mattei, and currently Loren Connors. He is a prolific collaborator who has worked with artists including Alan Licht, Jim O'Rourke, bassist Darin Gray, Thurston Moore, John Fahey, Keiji Haino, Jandek, Suzanne Langille, avant garde poet Steve Dalachinsky, Chan Marshall, Margarida Garcia, Kath Bloom and blues musician Robert Crotty....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
  • Mat Devine (born April 16, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author. He is most well known for creating and fronting the alternative rock band Kill Hannah. His debut solo album, "Gold Blooded" was released in August 2014....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut