The Bearded Musician: From Cheek to Chin.

The Bearded Musician: From Cheek to Chin.

Like most people I have spent many hours contemplating the role of beards in music.Wondering what it is about the beard that makes its wearer inclined to musical prowess is surely a nearly universal experience akin to that dream where you start to fall but wake up suddenly…what the hell is that? Truly the musical beard is a mystery we all have thought about. Is it itchy? Is it hot under all those lights? Is it somehow a crossroads-like devil deal that comes with selling your soul? How do they get it so thick on the sides? I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. Here’s a list of famous bearded musicians (no goatees, Van Dykes, chinstraps or 5 o’clock shadows):
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ZZ Top-How can the first one NOT be ZZ Top?


Jerry Garcia- First rate beard.

Kenny Loggins- Highway to the bearded zone.

Trey Anastasio- Ginger beard.


Barry Gibb- Saturday Night Fever beard.

Curtis Mayfield- Soul beard.

Cat Stevens- Islamobeard

Matisyahu- Orthodox beard.

Kenny Rogers- Gamblin’ beard.

Susan Boyle

The Beatles- Briefly bearded.

Jim Morrison- I’m a huge jerk to everyone beard.


Jim James- My Morning Jacket beard.

Eric Clapton- Slow beard.

A few local faves:

Carleton Page- Pretty much a competition level beard.


Andy Laliotis- Local staple beard.

Mark Trottier- Go Local beard.

Rob Kleiner- Snake oil beard.

Boogie on Alice- Get with it Ghelli.

Dually Finch (Scott Trottier)- Desperately wants a beard, but has the hormones of an 8 year old girl. He is included because of his sincere desire for a heroic beard he will never have.

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Local bands you should checkout-
Dusty Gray Band,Boogie On Alice, The Ghost Dinner Band
The Van Burens
, The 123's, Juliana Cable, Kitchen, The Ron Noyes Band, Diamond Joe, Lucas Gallo, Crunchy Western Boys, BRASBE, Charlie Chamberlain, Run Gazelle Run, Tyler Road, Ways To Fall, Gorilla Finger Dub Band, Yankee Cockfight

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