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Famous Guitarists from Oklahoma

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

J.J. Cale and Vince Gill are only the beginning of the items on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Oklahoma?" and "Who are famous Oklahoma guitarists?"
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  • Vince Gill
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    Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist and a duet partner. He has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. As...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Norman

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  • John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz. Many songs written by Cale have been recorded by other acts, including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton; "Call Me the Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Bare; "Clyde" by Waylon...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the lead singer, occasional backing vocalist, guitarist, theremin player and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America
  • Calvin Grant Shofner (April 7, 1932 – October 10, 2013), known professionally as Cal Smith, was an American country musician, most famous for his 1974 hit "Country Bumpkin". ...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Gans, Oklahoma