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Famous Guitarists from Washington, D.C.

Updated June 8, 2017 3.4k views21 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Washington, D.C., listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C.?" and "Who are famous Washington, D.C. guitarists?"
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  • Jeff Baxter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Washington, D.C.
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    Jeffrey Allen "Skunk" Baxter (born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. More recently, he has worked as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense.... more on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Guitars Played: Fender Stratocaster

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  • Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr. (; YOR-mə KOW-kə-nen; born December 23, 1940) is an American blues, folk, and rock guitarist. Kaukonen performed with Jefferson Airplane and still performs regularly on tour with Hot Tuna, which started as a side project with bassist Jack Casady, and as of early 2019 has continued for 50 years. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.... more on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Guitars Played: Jorma Kaukonen Signature Model Riviera Deluxe

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  • Damian Joseph Kulash Jr. (born October 7, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band OK Go. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter and music video director.... more on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202
  • Harry Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Washington, D.C.
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    Harry Perry (born Harold Arthur Perry, May 19, 1951 in Washington, D.C., United States) is an African-American musician, Venice Beach boardwalk busker, known primarily for playing an electric guitar on inline skates or landroller skates (which have two large wheels that are slightly inclined) at Venice Beach Boardwalk. Perry is also known by his Sikh name Har Nar Singh Khalsa (he often performs wearing a traditional Sikh turban), and by his stage name, the Kama Kosmic Krusader.... more on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202
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