John Jorgenson was born in 1956 in Madison, Wisconsin and is a multi-instrumentalist very eclectic.
Although best known as a guitarist for his work with bands like Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters, Jorgenson is also an accomplished mandolin player.
He also plays mandoloncello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. He won the "Guitarist of the Year" from the Academy of Country Music for three consecutive years.
Jorgenson has worked, both live and in the studio, 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 , Patty Loveless, Michael Nesmith and Bonnie Raitt.