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Howard Emerson

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951, guitarist Howard Emerson is a self-taught player who took up guitar in 1963 at the age of twelve.


Having learned to fingerpick in the late 1960s, Howard went on to explore open-tunings and bottleneck styles influenced by guitarists Ry Cooder and Little Feat’s Lowell George.

Howard Emerson

In 1971-72 he recorded and toured with Richard Supa, with whom he later recorded two albums.  After that he toured with folk legend Eric Andersen, recording the album ‘Be True to You’ on Arista Records in 1975.


To see more about Howard's TGL-5, go to his guitar's page. 

See Howard playing his L-5 live