Category: Biographies

Guitar Player Biographies. Learn the life and times of your favorite guitarist.

Bill Frisell Biography

Bill Frisell Biography

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The defining characteristic of any given jazz musician is frequently his sound. The more control a player has over the nature of that sound, the more likely he is to project a ...

Les Paul Biography

Les Paul Biography

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Les Paul had such a staggeringly huge influence over the way American popular music sounds today that many tend to overlook his significant impact upon the jazz world. Before his ...

Jimmy Page Biography

Jimmy Page Biography

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Jimmy Page is best known as the fire-slinging riffmaster who helped Led Zeppelin to hard-rock dominance in the 1970s. His work with Zeppelin made him one of rock's most important ...

Robben Ford Biography

Robben Ford Biography

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Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A ...

Jake E Lee Biography

Jake E Lee Biography

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Jakey Lou Williams was born on February 15, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was talented and creative even as a youngster. At the age of five he began taking classical piano lessons ...

Jeff Beck Biography

Jeff Beck Biography

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Jeff Beck (guitar; born June 24, 1944) is one of rock’s true virtuosos and among its most dynamic instrumentalists. He is not strictly a “rock” guitarist, having taken much ...

Brent Mason Biography

Brent Mason Biography

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Brent Mason was born on July 13, 1959, in Van Wert, Ohio. At five years old, he taught himself to play guitar by ear. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee after graduating from high ...

Alex Skolnick Biography

Alex Skolnick Biography

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Alex Skolnick, born in 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California. At age nine, a fascination with the rock group Kiss led to a desire to learn guitar. At age sixteen, Alex tried out ...

Joe Walsh Biography

Joe Walsh Biography

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Joseph Fidler Walsh was born on November 20, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, but in his youth he lived in Columbus, Ohio and then later New York City and Montclair, New Jersey. He ...

Michael Schenker Biography

Michael Schenker Biography

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Along with Gary Moore, Michael Schenker never quite reached the same level of acclaim stateside as he did in Europe (and other parts of the world), despite possessing exceptional, ...

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