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Kendall Gilder / Bio

Kendall Lee Gilder: A Man & His Six-String
In the valley of the son of a proud church musician, a skillful, loud noise erupts from six simple strings. Born october 18, 1983, Kendall Lee Gilder plays guitar. Music is his craft and is deeply woven into his spiritual fiber. Sprouted from the small town of Casa Grande, Arizona, a three year old Kendall Gilder toddled onto the music scene by way of the church. Although Kendall’s love for the guitar obviously prevailed, he was initially stricken with a fascination for drums and at the age of four, his parents provided him with a set. For a time, growing up, he played the drums for his church but would often come home to watch videos of Stevie Ray Vaughn with his dad. Somewhere between watching his father play guitar and simultaneously replaying snippets of Vaughn’s performances on PBS’s Austin City Limits in his head, a passion was born.
Regular exposure to the music of Stevie Ray and a few other popular guitarists inspired young Kendall to pick up one of his dad’s guitars (along with an instructional book) and just start playing. The day his fifteen year old hands got a hold of his very own Electra Les Paul, a gift from his parents, he knew he’d found his musical mate. A year later, he was playing guitar at his church and not long after that was headed across the country in a 15-passenger van full of musicians with a gospel artist by the name of Eddie James. He has since immersed himself in Gospel, R&B, Blues and Rock guitar styles, occasionally stopping along the way to experiment with improvisational jazz sounds. {see more in the "press" section}

General Info

Artist Name
Kendall Gilder
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Active Since
R&B/Soul / Blues / Gospel

Contact Info

Phoenix, AZ