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Tinsley Ellis - 100% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Coco Montoya - 88% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Albert Cummings - 82% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
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Corey Stevens - 78% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Stevens bought his first guitar, a second-hand acoustic, with the money his grandfather gave him from pawned fishing gear. By the age of 15, Stevens had learnt to play rhythm guitar and had begun to write songs for his band. He studied music at Southern Illinois University, including classical guitar. However, his extra-curricular activities focused on going o Read more

Tommy Castro - 74% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bill Perry - 70% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chester, New York, USA, d. 17 July 2007, Sugar Loaf, New York, USA. Blues guitarist and singer Bill Perry grew up in a home dominated by music where his grandfather played organ for the local church and his mother was a percussionist. However, he took more interest in his father’s records of Kenny Burrell’s guitar playing, and he started to learn the guitar himself Read more

Michael Burks - 70% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Byther Smith - 69% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1933, Monticello, Mississippi, USA. Smith began playing guitar in church, but after settling in Chicago in 1958 he started singing blues and was tutored on guitar by Herbert Sumlin and Freddie Robinson. He recorded for several local labels (including, reputedly, Cobra Records and Vee Jay Records), and worked with numerous gospel and blues groups, occasionally sittin Read more

Joanna Connor - 68% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 August 1962, New York City, New York, USA. Connor was raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and began playing guitar while still a small child. Encouraged by her mother, a blues enthusiast, her guitar playing skills proved to be exceptional and in her teenage years she frequently sat in with visiting blues artists. By the mid-80s she had relocated to Chicago where she contin Read more

Chris Duarte Group - 62% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dave Hole - 62% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1948, Heswall, Cheshire, England. Hole’s family moved to Perth, Western Australia, when he was four years old. The music of the Rolling Stones inspired him to pick up the guitar, and through them he discovered Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He had been playing for some 10 years before he took up slide guitar. A broken little finger caused him to play over Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 62% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Debbie Davies - 60% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Davies had her first guitar at the age of 12 and when Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, was released in 1965, she set out to memorize all of Clapton’s solos. Intrigued by the names of black blues artists mentioned in his interviews, she discovered the records of Freddie King, Otis Rush and Gatemouth Brown. Her first live gigs were in a club Read more

Jimmy Thackery - 59% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and Read more

Tab Benoit - 57% match to Guitar Shorty

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more


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