|Birth name||Sid McGinnis|
|Born||October 6, 1949|
|Origin||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Rock, Pop rock|
|Associated acts||CBS Orchestra, The World's Most Dangerous Band, Peter Gabriel, Phyllis Hyman, Jim Weider, Paul Simon, David Bowie|
|1955 Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop|
Sidney Foster "Sid" McGinnis (born October 6, 1949) is an American musician and guitarist, best known for his work on the CBS television show Late Show with David Letterman, as part of the CBS Orchestra.
The Pittsburgh-born guitarist made his first appearance in the Late Night with David Letterman band in 1984 as a guest guitarist, and continued as a permanent guitarist with Letterman's television shows until Letterman's retirement. He was the only member of the orchestra who wore headphones during each performance. He handed out picks before each show. He also plays pedal steel guitar, as he did backing Judy Collins on "Someday Soon", 7/24/09. The steel guitar he uses in this track is an MSA single neck, as seen in on YouTube.
McGinnis has also toured and/or recorded with numerous artists including Warren Zevon, Ashford and Simpson, Barry Manilow, Peter Gabriel, Carly Simon, Dire Straits, Robert Fripp, The Sisters Of Mercy, Cool It Reba, Laurie Anderson, David Lee Roth, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel and others.
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