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John Jorgenson (1956- )

John Jorgenson (born 6 July 1956, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American musician, considered one of the world's most versatile and accomplished guitarists. Although most well-known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters, Jorgenson is also proficient in the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone. While a member of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of Country Music's "Guitarist of the Year" award 3 consecutive years.


12/17/97 ~ The Birmingham Shows [touring with Elton John] : After the first of the two B'ham shows Elton arranged a late night supper for the band and his party. Steak and kidney pie was served, along with vegetarian pie for those like myself who don't eat meat.

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