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Famous Guitarists from Louisiana

Updated October 13, 2018 6.4k views34 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Louisiana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.

With items ranging from Jared Leto to Buddy Guy, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Louisiana?" and "Who are famous Louisiana guitarists?"
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  • Buddy Guy1

    Buddy Guy

    Age: 83

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLettsworth, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Jared Leto2

    Jared Leto

    Age: 49

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBossier City, Louisiana, USA

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  • Lonnie Johnson3

    Lonnie Johnson

    Dec. at 71 (1899-1970)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • James Burton4

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceUSA, Dubberly, Louisiana

    James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lucinda Williams5

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLake Charles, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown6

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

    Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVinton, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • Huddie William Ledbetter7

    Huddie William Ledbetter

    Dec. at 61 (1888-1949)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMooringsport, Louisiana

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    John Campbell

    Dec. at 41 (1952-1993)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    John Allen Campbell (January 20, 1952 – June 13, 1993) was an American blues guitarist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Vance DeGeneres9

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd10

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd (born Kenny Wayne Brobst; June 12, 1977) is an American guitarist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chris Thomas King11

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Dale Hawkins12

    Dale Hawkins

    Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLouisiana, United States of America

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  • Earl King13

    Earl King

    Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Jimmy Bower14

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

    Jimmy Bower (born September 19, 1968) is an American guitarist and drummer from New Orleans,... more on Wikipedia
  • Al McKay15

    Al McKay

    Age: 71

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Al McKay (born February 2, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American guitarist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Johnny Copeland16

    Johnny Copeland

    Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHaynesville, Louisiana

    John Clyde Copeland (March 27, 1937 – July 3, 1997) was an American Texas blues guitarist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kenny Neal17

    Kenny Neal

    Age: 62

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Lonnie Brooks18

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Landry Parish, Dubuisson, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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  • Camile Baudoin19

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • 20

    Bobby Parker

    Dec. at 76 (1937-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana

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  • Stuart Hamm21

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Webb Pierce22

    Webb Pierce

    Dec. at 70 (1921-1991)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWest Monroe, USA, Louisiana

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  • Tab Benoit23

    Tab Benoit

    Age: 52

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • 24

    Fred Carter

    Dec. at 77 (1933-2010)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWinnsboro, Louisiana

    Fred F. Carter Jr. (December 31, 1933 – July 17, 2010) was an American guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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