Robert Plant: 8/20/1948
A charismatic and virtuosic vocalist who has been singing professionally for well over 50 years, most notably in the classic rock band, Led Zeppelin. Plant’s range and vocal nuances are incredible and have inspired many singers of various genres. After Zeppelin, Plant began to experiment with different styles and bands including folk with Alison Krauss and his group Band of Joy. He continues to perform and record and is still amazing!
John Hiatt: 08/20/1952
Pianist, songwriter, singer, and guitarist who plays a wide variety of musical styles, including country, rock, new wave, and blues. Besides being a great player himself, Hiatt is a master songwriter. His songs have been played many artists from Ry Cooder, Eric Clapton, and Joe Bonamassa to Jewel, Paula Abdul, and Keith Urban. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and is “one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.” Hiatt continues to record and perform to this day.
Matt Schofield: 8/21/1977
British blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer who has received a wealth of praise for his award-winning band, The Matt Schofield Trio. The guitarist formed the organ trio in 2000 and has since received worldwide recognition for its fusion of blues, jazz, rock, and funk. Schofield’s instrumental prowess has been recognized just the same, and he has received Guitarist of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 from the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame. Impressive. [Photograph by Sean Arthur Joyce]
Glenn Hughes: 08/21/1952
Multi-faceted rock bassist and vocalist who has been performing and touring since he was seventeen. He was a founding member of the funk rock pioneers Trapeze, a member of Deep Purple for a few years, and worked with Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath. Hughes joined forces with a few blues and rock veterans to form the super group Black Country Communion. After a 5-year hiatus, the band is back with a brand-new album, out in September 2017!
Scott Henderson: 08/26/1954
Scott Henderson is just a badass guitar player whose skills will blow anyone’s mind. His technical skills abound many styles, but he is usually grouped into blues and jazz fusion. Born in my hometown of West Palm Beach, not really known for producing many musicians, Henderson quickly became the most proficient musician around, which prompted him to move to LA. He has played with some notable names in the jazz world like Chick Corea, Jeff Berlin, and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. His most known group was the jazz fusion band Tribal Tech, founded in 1984. Henderson continues to teach, perform, and record whenever he can and is a bench mark musician for many guitar players.