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Famous Guitarists from New Orleans

Updated October 13, 2018 8.5k views10 items

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

List features items like Lonnie Johnson, Memphis Minnie, and many more

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from New Orleans?" and "Who are famous New Orleans guitarists?"
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  • Lonnie Johnson
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    Lonnie Johnson may refer to: Lonnie Johnson (musician) (1899-1970), American blues and jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter Lonnie Johnson (inventor) (born 1949), American inventor of the Super Soaker Lonnie Johnson (American football) (born 1971), former American football player Lonnie Johnson Jr., American football player Lon Johnson (Lonnie Barton Johnson), American politician...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

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  • Vance DeGeneres
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    Vance DeGeneres (born September 2, 1954) is an American actor, comedian, musician, film producer and screenwriter, known for his work in television. He is the older brother of Ellen DeGeneres. ...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
  • Earl Silas Johnson IV (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003), known as Earl King, was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and "Big Chief" (recorded by Professor Longhair), he was an important figure in New Orleans R&B....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jimmy Bower (born September 19, 1968) is an American guitarist and drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Bower is known for his work with pioneering sludge metal bands Eyehategod, Crowbar, Down, and Superjoint Ritual, being a founding member of all 4....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana