Sufjan Stevens

Birth Name Sufjan Stevens
Born July 1, 1975, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Age 45
Genres Indie Folk, Baroque Pop, Indie Rock, Electronica
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Guitalin, Electronics, Keyboards, Woodwinds, Percussion
Associated Acts Asthmatic Kitty, Sounds Familyre, Orchard

Sufjan Stevens (born July 1, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

A master of what he called the ‘strummy-strum acoustic guitar song’, Stevens’ affecting music tackles issues as tricky as abandonment, death and Christmas with family.

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John Wayne Gacy Jr
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Should Have Known Better
Mystery of Love
Mystery of Love

When Sufjan Stevens hit the scene with his sick debut album A Sun Came in 2000, people knew that he was a great and very cool artist. People immediately wanted to sound like him, but achieving that was not so easy to do.

Sufjan plays everything from lo-fi rock to folk to electronica so a versatile guitar is extremely important in achieving his signature tone. He uses many different very cool guitars to achieve the sound that he plays including a Harmony Bobkat electric guitar, a Fender Stratocaster and a Martin D-28. He use both acoustic and electric. However these guitars are far too costly to use and buy so it’s much better not to do so.

Top 3 Sufjan Stevens Recordings

How to Play Guitar Like Sufjan Stevens