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Alex De Grassi - 90% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1952, Yokosuka, Japan, and raised in California, USA.The acoustic guitar sound of de Grassi had much to do with the growth and success of the Windham Hill Records label during the 80s. His clean, open-tuned newage music was similar, although more complex, to that of founder William Ackerman. Together with another Windham Hill artist Michael Hedges, they pioneered Read more

Michael Hedges - 85% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental New Age
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1958, California, USA, d. 30 November 1997, Mendocino County, USA. This American guitarist, singer and composer moved from a highly individual instrumental style to a growing acclaim as a singer and composer, cut short by his death in a car accident. Hedges grew up in Enid, Oklahoma and began playing the piano at the age of four. At high school he played cello an Read more

Tommy Emmanuel - 78% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 May 1955, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. Emmanuel began playing guitar while still a small child, inspired in part through hearing a Chet Atkins record on radio. He played in the family band from the age of six, touring Australia. Gradually developing a formidable technique, he played in many styles, including jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, but focused on co Read more

Stefan Grossman - 71% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 April 1945, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Grossman discovered traditional music during his forays into Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. He studied under Rev. Gary Davis and absorbed the country blues technique of Son House, Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James before forming the influential Even Dozen Jug Band in 1963. Three years later, Grossman recorded and Read more

John Renbourn - 61% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England. Renbourn received his first guitar at the age of 13, insisting on the present because he wished to emulate the singing cowboys he had seen in American movies. After a brief dalliance with classical music he turned his attention to folk. Having flirted with various part-time electric bands (including the blues-inclined Hogsnort Rupe Read more

Leo Kottke - 58% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 September 1945, Athens, Georgia, USA. This inventive guitarist drew inspiration from the country-blues style of Mississippi John Hurt, and having taken up the instrument as an adolescent, joined several aspiring mid-60s groups. Induction into the US Navy interrupted his progress, but the artist was discharged following an accident that permanently damaged his hearing. Kot Read more

William Ackerman - 41% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm Read more

Martin Taylor - 34% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 October 1956, Harlow, Essex, England. Repeatedly referred to as ‘the guitarists’ guitarist’, Taylor shows an extraordinary flair and natural feel for his instrument that has enabled him to make subtle and profound contributions in a number of different musical styles, and has resulted in a keen and loyal international audience that makes its presence felt o Read more

Bert Jansch - 29% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes ‘Do You Read more

Davy Graham - 27% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Folk Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 November 1940, Leicester, England, of Scottish and Guyanese parents. An influential guitarist in British folk circles, Graham’s itinerant travels throughout Europe and North Africa resulted in a cosmopolitan and unorthodox repertoire. By the early 60s he was a fixture of the London fraternity and his 1961 recording with Alexis Korner, 3/4 A.D. , showcased his excepti Read more

Jack Rose - 23% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c.1971, Virginia, USA. Rose’s guitar playing attracted attention with 90s noise/drone group Pelt, alongside Skip James Connell, Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff. Pelt evolved from electric to acoustic and with some personnel changes remained popular with latter-day folk audiences, making some acclaimed records, including 2001’s Ayahuasca. After settling in Philadelph Read more

Glenn Jones - 22% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Folk R&B / Soul
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Bill Frisell - 21% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Richard Frisell, 18 March 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Frisell is acknowledged as one of the most influential and exciting jazz guitarists to emerge in the latter half of the 20th century. Collaborating with artists from the world of pop, country, world and classical music has, in addition, brought his unique style to a much wider audience than many of his contemp Read more

Kaki King - 19% match to Pierre Bensusan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Katherine King, 24 August 1979, Marietta, Georgia, USA. As a young child King played drums and guitar and while still in school played in bands. Her fellow sidemen included bass player Morgan Jahnig and after graduation, she and Jahnig attended New York University, which is where she began treating the guitar as her instrument of choice. Playing gigs wherever they arose and Read more


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