Marc Ribot is an American guitarist, composer, banjoist, and musician.

Quick Facts of Marc Ribot

  • Full NameMarc Ribot
  • Date of Birth21 May, 1954
  • NicknameMarc
  • BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • ProfessionGuitarist, Musician
  • Nationality
  • Active Year1970-present
  • Eye colour
  • Hair colour
  • Buildfit
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
  • Horoscope

In this article, we will talk about an American guitarist, composer, banjoist, jazz guitarist,  and musician, Marc Ribot. Further, Newark born, Marc is famous for many music styles like no wave, free jazz, rock, and Cuban Music. Ribot is also notably known for working with different musicians and guitarists like Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, etc.

The Rootless Cosmopolitans were featured on Ribot’s first two albums, followed by an album of solo guitar works by Frantz Casseus. Further, his biographical documentary film released in 2007 named The Lost String.  What is his relationship status? Let’s learn more in the article.

Early Life & Career

Marc Ribot was born on May 21, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey. Further, he grew up in the Montrose section of South Orange. However, there is no information about,  his education,  parent’s and sibling’s names. But, he was the son of a noted physician. Marc holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

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Sixty-six years old, versatile, and talented guitarist, Ribot started his career with the session work along with the singer Tom Waits. Further, being left-handed but, he plays guitar with right- hand. Later, in his career as a guitarist, he performed and recorded with Caetano Veloso, John Zorn, David Sylvian, Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, The Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay, T-Bone Burnett, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Cibo Matto, and so on.

Check out the short song of Marc Ribot with singer Tom Waits of Song of Resistance: 1942-2018  song.


Ribot’s first session was Rain Dogs (1985) with Tom Waits. Later, he also appeared in Franks Wild Years(1987), Big Time (1988), Mule Variations (1990), Bad as Me (2011), etc. Further, he published two albums featured the Rootless Cosmopolitans with Frantz Casseus solo guitar. Moreover, he also trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Talyor of Chicago Underground. Back in 2018, Ribot released a Song of Resistance: 1942-2018  with 11 songs which based on American and Mexican battels. His biographical documentary film was released in 2007.

Relationship Status

Well, moving towards his personal life, Ribot might be living a single life. Further, there is no information about his marriage yet. It seems like, and he has kept his personal life far away from the media and public range. Although being a famous guitarist, we don’t have any rumors and controversies related to him. Moreover, he is fully focused on his works and profession that he spent his whole life into music.

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Marc Ribot with his friend, Tom Waits in Concert.
Marc Ribot with his friend, Tom Waits in Concert. Image Source: Paste Magazine

As of now, he is running concerts with his beloved friends and co-workers. Additionally, his biographical documentary film never gave any idea of his relationship.  Also, there is no information if he has any child or not. Well, we make sure to update his details as soon as we grab them.

Net Worth in Millions

Ribot might have earned a decent amount from his long career as a guitarist, musician, banjoist, jazz musician. Further, his estimated net worth is around $7 Million as per 2020. He also has his own album like Ceramic Dog and two albums featured the Rootless Cosmopolitans, which might also help him to increase his net worth.

Further, his biographical documentary film, The Lost String, was pretty popular in the world. Recently, in 2018 his album Songs of Resistance: 1942-2018 song was also popular. As per now, he is enjoying his lavish life in the United States. Therefore, we don’t have any information about his houses, cars and other assets as of now.


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