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Famous Guitarists from New Orleans

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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.

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from New Orleans?" and "Who are famous New Orleans guitarists?"
Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Orleans
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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 on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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#1,157 of 2,219 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #247 of 655 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #39 of 257 The Best Blues Artists of All Time

Vance DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Orleans
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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 on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Earl King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Orleans
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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 on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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#65 of 101 The Best Musical Artists From Louisiana #29 of 125 The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

Jimmy Bower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Orleans
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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 on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana