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John Jorgenson Biography

John Jorgenson Biography

 John Jorgenson 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. Additionally, Jorgenson has also recorded or toured with many artists including Elton John, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti, Roy Orbison and Bonnie Raitt. Although Jorgenson did not come to prominence until 1985 with the Desert Rose Band, he had been playing professionally since the age of fourteen, and had been playing both the piano and clarinet since age eight.

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