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

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Maryland
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Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Maryland
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John Aloysius Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music, having compiled many forgotten early recordings in these genres. He would later incorporate classical, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Indian music into his œuvre. He spent many of his later years in poverty and poor health, but enjoyed a minor career resurgence with a ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

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Henry Vestine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Maryland
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Henry Charles Vestine a.k.a. "The Sunflower", was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He was with the group from its start in 1966 to July 1969. In later years he played in local bands but occasionally returned to Canned Heat for a few tours and recordings. In 2003 Vestine was ranked 77th in Rolling Stone magazine list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Maryland
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William Richard "Bill" Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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