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John Scofield

John Scofield

John Scofield loves his little animals. Doug and Janet are the guitarist’s miniature dachshunds, and Annabel and Betty are his twin turtles. “I’m way into them,” says the 51-year-old jazz-and-jam guitarist. But since Scofield is touring half of the time, and his daughter, Jeannie, is away at college, his wife, Susan, and their 16-year-old son, Evan, watch the critters in their three-story house, which towers charmingly over a dirt road in Katonah, N.Y., an hour outside of Manhattan.

“John’s had Martha [Stewart] sightings,” Susan says of the house-and-home guru who lives in the area. “She’s even made fun of our fat dog. We’ve also run into Ralph Lauren, who lives in the area, and Bill Clinton, who lives nearby.”

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