Newt's Guitar-star Roundup: when and where to hear wicked pickers in Vancouver, February 2020 edition

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      Hey Vancouver guitar freaks! Anybody want to know when and where in town the world’s top guitarists will be showing their stuff this year?

      Here’s your monthly roundup of upcoming concerts, featuring guitar stars from the realms of blues, rock, metal, jazz, roots, and what have you.

      Paul Pigat of Cousin Harley at Blue Frog Studios on February 7.

      Marcus King of the Marcus King Band at the Commodore on February 9.

      Marc Ribot with Gord Grdina's Haram at Blueshore Financial Centre for the Arts on February 28.

      Will Johns of The Music of Cream at the Rickshaw Theatre on February 29.

      Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes at Rogers Arena on March 5.

      Coco Montoya at the Rickshaw Theatre on March 8.

      Gerry Leonard and Kevin Armstrong with A Bowie Celebration at the Commodore on March 13.

      Mike Cooley and Jay Gonzalez of the Drive-By Truckers at the Commodore on March 17.

      Jesse Cook at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on March 21.

      Charlie Starr and Paul Jackson of Blackberry Smoke at the Commodore on March 22.

      Colin James at Clarke Theatre on March 27.

      Randy Hansen at Blue Frog Studios on March 28.

      Tommy Emmanuel at the Vogue Theatre on April 2.

      Dan and Justin Hawkins of the Darkness at the Vogue Theatre on April 15.

      Bonnie Raitt at Rogers Arena on April 15.

      Nita Strauss with Alice Cooper at Abbotsford Centre on April 18.

      Martin Barre from Jethro Tull at Anvil Centre on April 26.

      Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top at Abbotsford Centre on May 1.

      Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick at Abbotsford Centre on May 1.

      Martin Barre from Jethro Tull at the Rickshaw Theatre on May 3.

      Neil Schon with Journey at Rogers Arena on May 18.

      Travis Stever of Coheed and Cambria at the Commodore on May 21.

      Steve Dawson with the Black Hen Roadshow at the York Theatre on May 29.

      Zakk Wylde with Ozzy Osbourne at Rogers Arena on July 9.

      Tim Reynolds with the Dave Matthews Band at Rogers Arena on September 2.