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Famous Guitarists from Louisiana

Updated October 13, 2018 6.6k 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 Guy

    Age: 83
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    Jared Leto

    Age: 49
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    Lonnie Johnson

    Dec. at 71 (1899-1970)
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  • 4
    James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A...  more

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  • 5
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    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

    Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)
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    Huddie William Ledbetter

    Dec. at 61 (1888-1949)
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    John Campbell

    Dec. at 41 (1952-1993)
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  • 9
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  • 10
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  • 11
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  • 12

    Dale Hawkins

    Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)
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  • 13

    Earl King

    Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)
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  • 14
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  • 15

    Al McKay

    Age: 71
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  • 16

    Johnny Copeland

    Dec. at 60 (1937-1997)
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    Kenny Neal

    Age: 62
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  • 18
    Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues...  more
  • 19
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  • 20

    Bobby Parker

    Dec. at 76 (1937-2013)
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  • 21
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  • 22

    Webb Pierce

    Dec. at 70 (1921-1991)
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    Tab Benoit

    Age: 52
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  • 24

    Fred Carter

    Dec. at 77 (1933-2010)
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  • 25
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