Musicians Famous Guitarists from New England

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in New England, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from New England 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 New England 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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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 68 Anthony Joseph "Joe" Pereira is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's ...more

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 41 John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more

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Dick Dale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 81 Dick Dale is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. He ...more

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Chet Powers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 57 (1937-1994) Chester William "Chet" Powers, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, and a member of the rock group Quicksilver Messenger Service. He was also known by the stage name "Dino ...more

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 70 James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his ...more

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Tony Rombola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 54 Tony Rombola is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Boston-based Hard Rock band Godsmack since the mid-1990s. Tony Rombola has been cited as 'an ...more

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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 53 Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie which formed in the mid-1980s and rose to ...more

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Chris Carrabba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 43 Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dashboard Confessional, lead singer of the band Further Seems Forever, and is the vocalist for the ...more

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Black Francis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 53 Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs ...more

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Johnny Diesel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 52 Mark Denis Lizotte, is an American-born Australian musician, who has released material as leader of Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, under his birth name, or by the pseudonym Diesel. Two of ...more

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Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007) Eric Von Schmidt was an American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk/blues revival of the 1960s and a key part of the East Coast folk music scene that ...more

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Michael John Burkett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 51 Michael John Burkett, also known as Fat Mike is an American musician, producer, lead vocalist and bassist for the punk rock band NOFX, as well as bassist for the punk rock supergroup cover band ...more

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Aaron Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 46 Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums. He has since ...more

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 30 (1958-1988) Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, the members of Bee Gees. Gibb ...more

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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 68 Steven Van Zandt is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. He is a member ...more

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Susan Tedeschi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 48 Susan Tedeschi is an American blues and soul musician known for her singing voice, guitar playing, and stage presence. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks ...more

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Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 59 (1950-2009) Willy DeVille was an American singer and songwriter. During his thirty-five-year career, first with his band Mink DeVille and later on his own, Deville created original songs rooted in ...more

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Craig Finn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 47 Craig Finn is an American singer and guitarist, best known as the front man for The Hold Steady and his former band, Lifter Puller. Described by Pitchfork as "a born storyteller who's ...more

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John Flansburgh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 58 John Conant Flansburgh is an American musician, and actor. He is half of the longstanding Brooklyn, New York-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, for which he writes, sings, and ...more

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Bill Kirchen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 70 Bill Kirchen is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s and is known as "The Titan ...more

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Alan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 27 (1943-1970) Alan Christie Wilson was a co-founder, leader, and primary composer for the American blues band Canned Heat. He played guitar, harmonica, sang, and wrote several songs for the band.

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Myles Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 49 Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's ...more

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J Mascis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 53 J Mascis is an American musician. The singer, guitarist, bassplayer and songwriter for Dinosaur Jr., he also has a solo career and is particularly notable as a guitarist: he was ranked number 86 ...more

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Adam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 45 Adam Seth Gardner is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster and a member of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. Adam does a weekly radio show in Portland, Maine where he discusses ...more

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Brad Delp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 56 (1951-2007) Bradley Edward Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

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Peter Rowan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 76 Peter Rowan is a film score composer.

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Loren Mazzacane Connors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 69 Loren MazzaCane Connors is an American experimental musician who has recorded and performed under several different names: Guitar Roberts, Loren Mazzacane, Loren Mattei, and currently Loren ...more

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Eric Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 42 Eric Michael Griffin is an American rock guitarist. He is most famous for playing bass in the horror punk band Murderdolls and guitar in Wednesday 13. He is now living in Los Angeles.

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Gary Hoey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 58 Gary Hoey is a surfer-rock musician.

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Andy Ross is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 39 Andy Ross is an actor.

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Mike Ness is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 56 Michael James "Mike" Ness is an American guitarist, vocalist, and chief songwriter for the punk rock band Social Distortion, which was formed in 1978. Mike Ness' songs are represented ...more

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Linda Perry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 53 Linda Perry is an American rock singer-songwriter, and record producer. Once known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, Perry has founded two record labels, composing and ...more

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Brad Whitford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 66 Brad Ernest Whitford is the rhythm guitarist for the hard rock band Aerosmith.

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Billy Squier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 68 William Haislip "Billy" Squier is an American rock musician. Squier had a string of arena rock hits in the 1980s. He is best known for the song "The Stroke", from his 1981 ...more

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Charlie Hunter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 51 Charlie Hunter is an American guitarist, composer and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter has recorded 17 albums. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string ...more

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Lenny Breau is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 43 (1941-1984) Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau was an American guitarist and music educator. One of the most admired guitarists of his generation in musician's circles in the United States, he was known ...more

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Mat Devine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 44 Mat Devine is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author. He is most well known for creating and fronting the alternative rock band Kill Hannah. His debut solo album, "Gold ...more

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Chad Urmston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 42 Chad Stokes Urmston is an American musician. He is the frontman for the Boston, Massachusetts-area bands Dispatch and State Radio, as well as a human rights activist.

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James Mead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
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Patty Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 54 Patricia Jean "Patty" Griffin is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered on the folk music genre, her ...more

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Watermelon Slim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Bill Homans, professionally known as "Watermelon Slim", is an American blues musician. He plays both guitar and harmonica. He is currently signed to NorthernBlues Music, based in

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Dan Tyminski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 51 Daniel John "Dan" Tyminski is an American bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station and has released two solo ...more

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Anthony Rossomando is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 42 Anthony Rossomando is an American writer-producer, composer, and guitarist. He along with Carl Barât was a founding member of Dirty Pretty Things. He previously stood in for Pete Doherty ...more

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James Chirillo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 65 James Louis Chirillo is an American jazz guitarist, jazz banjoist, composer, arranger, and band leader. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and has been a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, since

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Nick Zinner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 44 Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Zinner is the guitarist for the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He is known for his "unmistakable" wild hair, skinny physique, and pale appearance. ...more

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Tony MacAlpine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 58 Tony MacAlpine is an American musician and composer. In a career spanning three decades and eleven studio albums, he is best known as an instrumental rock solo guitarist, although he has worked ...more

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Amos Elkana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 51 Amos Elkana is an Israeli composer and improviser.

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Lori McKenna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 47 Lori McKenna is an American folk singer/songwriter. She lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts with her husband and five children.

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Norman Greenbaum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 76 Norman Joel Greenbaum is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for writing and performing the song "Spirit in the Sky."

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Rob Patterson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 48 Rob Patterson is an American guitarist.