1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Famous Guitarist from your state

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Guitardvark, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Mike H.

    Mike H. Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    65
    Posts:
    1,279
    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Location:
    Collierville, TN
    I've lived in Tennessee, Mississippi, and California. There's way too many to name.
     
    60s Pop Man and Guitardvark like this.
  2. Buckaroo65

    Buckaroo65 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    487
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2019
    Location:
    Lucky Spot
    Well, if all you Texans don't want him, we'll take Buck.
     
  3. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    12,743
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    northwest
    Yeah, add the Wilson sisters.
     
    Ronzo, 60s Pop Man, Deeve and 2 others like this.
  4. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Posts:
    2,084
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2019
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I'm not from Georgia, but:

    Duane Allman
    Ray Stevens
    Blind Willy McTell
    Travis Tritt
    Zac Brown
    Little Richard
    Alan Jackson
    Billy Jo Royal
    Leo Kottke
    Tommy Roe
    Sonny Terry
    Buddy Greene
     
  5. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    947
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2016
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Oklahoma-
    Michael Hedges
     
  6. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    573
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Location:
    Indiana USA
    Buddy Emmons: Mishawaka, IN:

     
    60s Pop Man and Guitardvark like this.
  7. Kevin Wolfe

    Kevin Wolfe Tele-Meister

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    447
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    Location:
    Lakeland FL
    That may be but he grew up in Haines City in rural Polk County but went to Hillsborough High School in Tampa. He was a drummer back then. If I were him, I wouldn’t claim any of that either.
     
  8. Bella

    Bella Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    362
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2018
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    If I'm picking just one to name, I'll go with my home state and say:

    Rick Nielsen
     
  9. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    526
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx

    Roy Clark was from DC
     
  10. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    526
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx
    add Jerry Reed (Atlanta)
     
  11. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    3,952
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney NSW Australia
    These two? images (1) (47).jpeg
     
    60s Pop Man and Guitardvark like this.
  12. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    2,184
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Location:
    Branson, Mo
    From the late 1970s, his home was Tulsa.
     
  13. DekeDog

    DekeDog Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    895
    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Location:
    Carolina
    A few from SC:

    Reverend Gary Davis
    Hank Garland
    Arthur Smith
    Josh White

    I currently live in SC, but consider myself a North Carolinian, so from NC:

    Doc Watson
    Randy Scruggs
    Link Wray
    Blind Boy Fuller
    Warren Haynes
    Tal Farlow
    Jimmy Herring
    et. al.
     
  14. MrCoolGuy

    MrCoolGuy Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    492
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Duane Allman is from Tennessee.
     
  15. MrCoolGuy

    MrCoolGuy Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    492
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Texas... everyone + Paul Leary!
     
  16. lewis

    lewis Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,161
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Colorado
    Grew up in Michigan:

    Ted Nugent

    I once heard a radio interview with one of his former Amboy Dukes' bandmates. He was a "character" from the beginning.
     
    60s Pop Man and Guitardvark like this.
  17. hepular

    hepular Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    526
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2019
    Location:
    abilene, tx
    i played a grand total of once with king vitaman (aka king coffey). went to hs with most of hugh beaumont experience . . .
     
  18. Tom_dB

    Tom_dB TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Location:
    Metro-Detroit
    Michigan (some born, raised, and some who got it together & made it big by way of MI). Not all are super-famous, but certainly known. There are probably a lot of Jazz & Blues players I'm missing.

    Wayne Kramer
    Fred Sonic Smith
    Del Shannon
    Pete Anderson
    Ron Asheton
    Joe Messina
    Earl Klugh
    Bill Kirchen
    Kenny Burrell
    Jack White
    Tony "Strat" Thomas
    Bob Baldori
    Robert Willie White
    Mark Farner
    Harvey Mandel
    Scott Tennant
    Dennis Coffey
    Amos Garrett
    Patrick Sarniak
    Don Was
    Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin
    James Gurley
    Sixto Rodriguez
    Steve Mazur
    Steve Farmer
    Robert Penn
    Everett Barksdale
    James William McCarty
    Slim Gaillard
    Michael "Cub" Koda
    Billy Davis
    John Idan
    Brendan Benson
    Glen Frey
    Bryan Gregory
    John 5
    Paul Franklin
    Cornelius Grant
    Marcie Bolen
    Melissa Greener
    Mark Ledford
    Joe Henry
    Dave Hamilton
    Marv Tarplin
    Mark Tremonti
    Dave Riley
    Bob Seger
    Marcella (Levy) Detroit
    Catfish Hodge
    Sufjan Stevens
    Ray Parker Jr.
    Liz Larin
    James Lentini
    Tomo Miličević
    James Williamson
    Ted Nugent (as much as I can't stand him).
    Lastly, arguably, the great John Lee Hooker. Yes, he was born in MS, and lived & played a while in Memphis, and moved to San Francisco later in life in 1970, but he was a Detroiter at heart, living in the city for 31 years, and it's where he really got his music together and became famous though his demo release of Boogie Chillen. That demo got heard and was distributed by Modern Records and became the best selling "race record" (a term from back then that meant music marketed to African Americans) of 1949. After that, he became a household name in blues. In an interview I'd read, he said that he only ever moved away from Detroit in 1970 because the State [infamously] destroyed Black Bottom when they built the Chrysler Freeway.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  19. MrCoolGuy

    MrCoolGuy Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    492
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Nice! Haha that's awesome, man. I'm a little young to have seen those guys, but I have caught some reunion shows... Butthole Surfers!
     
    60s Pop Man and Guitardvark like this.
  20. rand z

    rand z Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,420
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Location:
    trumansburg, ny

    One correction, Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia Mississippi.
     
    Guitardvark likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.