Musicians Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Eastern Europe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Eastern Europe 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 Eastern Europe 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 below has a variety of items, like Katie Melua and Manuel Göttsching, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Eastern Europe?" and "Who are famous Eastern Europe guitarists?"
Katie Melua is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe
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Ketevan "Katie" Melua is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then to England at fourteen. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom's best-selling female artist and Europe's highest selling European female artist. In November 2003, at the age of nineteen, Melua released her first album, Call Off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United Kingdom, Georgia

Birthplace: Eastern Europe, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, North Caucasus, Europe, Caucasus, + more

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Damon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe
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Damon Rogers Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, currently a member of hard rock bands Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. In the 1990s he co-founded Brother Cane, and later joined Alice Cooper's band as lead guitarist. He was also the lead guitarist and co-vocalist for country music group Whiskey Falls. Johnson has released two solo albums and regularly performs as a solo artist. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Stevie Nicks and Carlos Santana. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 478, United States of America, Macon, United States, with Territories, + more

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Johnny Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe
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Johnny Edward Jenkins was an American left-handed blues guitarist, who helped launch the career of Otis Redding. His flamboyant style of guitar playing also influenced Jimi Hendrix. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States of America

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Roman Miroshnichenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe
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Roman Miroshnichenko - is a Russian virtuoso guitarist, composer, and band leader who has won multiple awards. He is one of the most prominent musicians of contemporary jazz on ex-USSR territory and Eastern Europe. Roman is a phenomenal guitarist who has his own and highly individual touch and stamp on the guitar, improvisation flight and melodic tunes all captured in his well-mixed recordings and enthralling live performances. Improvisational thinking and stylistic flexibility allow him to easily to flow into any project and even record very complex guitar parts impromptu in studio. Roman Miroshnichenko has performed, recorded or cooperated with Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Frank ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Ukraine

Birthplace: Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine

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