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Famous Guitarists from South Carolina

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in South Carolina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul." In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America

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Hank Garland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Walter Louis "Hank" Garland was a Nashville studio musician who performed with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Moon Mullican, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison and many others. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cowpens, South Carolina, United States of America

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Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Darius Carlos Rucker is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members. He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist, releasing ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Berkeley County, 29401, Area code 843, United States of America, United States, + more

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Josh White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Joshua Daniel White, known as Josh White, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names "Pinewood Tom" and "Tippy Barton" in the 1930s. White grew up in the Jim Crow South. During the 1920s and 1930s, he became a prominent race records artist, with a prolific output of recordings in genres including Piedmont blues, country blues, gospel, and social protest songs. In 1931, White moved to New York, and within a decade his fame had spread widely; his repertoire expanded to include urban blues, jazz, traditional folk songs, and political protest songs. He soon was in demand as an actor on radio, Broadway, and film. White also ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, South Carolina, Greenville

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