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Famous Guitarists from Eastern Europe

Updated June 8, 2017 5.8k views11 items

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?"
  • Ketevan "Katie" Melua (; Georgian: ქეთევან "ქეთი" მელუა, IPA: [kʰɛtʰɛvɑn mɛluɑ]; born 16 September 1984) is a Georgian-British singer and songwriter. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Belfast, and then to London in 1999. 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  ...more
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Georgia
    • Birthplace: Kutaisi, Soviet Union
  • Damon Rogers Johnson (born July 13, 1964) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, currently a solo artist and member of Thin Lizzy. 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-songwriter for hard rock group Black Star Riders from 2012 to 2018. Johnson has also released several solo albums and his songs have been recorded by many artists including Stevie Nicks and Carlos Santana.  ...more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Macon, Georgia
  • Johnny Edward Jenkins (March 5, 1939 – June 26, 2006) 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
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Macon, Georgia
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    Roman Maksimovich Miroshnichenko Russian: Роман Максимович Мирошниченко) (born June 4, 1977) is a Ukrainian-born Russian multi-award winning jazz fusion guitarist, composer, and record producer.  ...more
    • Birthplace: Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine