Jerry Horton

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Jerry Horton
Jerry Horton playing at Soundwave on February 28, 2015.
Jerry Horton playing at Soundwave on February 28, 2015.
Background information
Birth nameJerry Allan Horton
Born (1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 48)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1993–present

Jerry Allan Horton (born March 10, 1975) is an American musician who is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist and founding member of Californian rock band Papa Roach.[1]


Jerry Horton was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 10, 1975. He has one brother named Chad. He began playing the guitar at the age of 14. Before joining Papa Roach, Horton worked as a roofer. He was introduced to the band by an ex-girlfriend and soon joined Ben Luther as the lead guitarist of the band. Horton has been nominated twice as best guitarist for the Californian Music Awards.[2] Horton follows a straight edge lifestyle but does not identify himself with its subculture.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Jerry Horton". Papa Roach. Archived from the original on February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jerry Horton". All Axess. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Matera, Joe (August 27, 2010). "Papa Roach: 'We're Constantly Changing, Evolving And Growing'". Ultimate Guitar. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jerry Horton's Twitter". Twitter. September 6, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2017.