Joe Bonamassa picked up a guitar at age four, could cop SRV and Hendrix licks note-for-note by age seven, and was discovered by B.B. King while still in his pre-teens.
Progressive-rock was primarily a “British thing,” exemplified by acts like King Crimson, Genesis, Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Heitor Pereira was born into a musical family in Brazil, wherein he was immersed in traditional samba and “Top 40”–type music from an early age.
Jerry Garcia is best known as the lead guitar player and primary singer/songwriter of the Grateful Dead.
A key figure of the early Sixties British folk revival, Davey Graham (1940–2008) was a unique steel-string–wielding hybrid.
Pat Metheny mastered jazz at an uncommonly young age, touring with legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton while still in his teens.