Best Blues Rock Artists

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1Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Nobody else comes close- should be #1 hands down

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2Eric ClaptonEric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

Come on, ZZ Top is very close, second, maybe, but Clapton is just the master of the blues. Listen to any of his works with the Bluesbreakers or some of his solo works like Slowhand. This guy is so versatile and could own any genre, be it reggae, blues, or psychedelia. But he will always be known as one of the blues greats of all time.

P.S. Skynyrd is great, but they're more suited to southern rock.

3CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.V1 Comment
4Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

Technically they are southern rock

5ZZ TopZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.V1 Comment
6AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
7Stevie Ray VaughanStephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.

What a player. He and hendrix topping the league to me.

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8The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

Most people would put this at number one and that's a fact. Why because this the 2 best artist for people. It was always between the stones and the Beatles. How this not 2 when more people like The Rolling Stones more than Led Zeppelin. that makes no sense. The Rolling Stones are better than Led Zeppelin because there more rock. Listen to songs like Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Wild Horses, Rocks Off, and more. How can Led Zeppelin more than Rolling Stones! Most Rolling Stones songs are better than Led Zeppelin best songs like Stairway to Heaven. Stairway to Heaven is not better than all songs from The Rolling Stones, or The Beatles. More people in the would pick a song from the 2 artist over Stairway to Heaven and that's a fact. - AliceinChains

You make good points about The Stones, but maybe what's partially in play here is that while they did play some blues rock and have a li of blues-rock influences, some of there work was also more pop-based than say Clapton or Zeppelin, so in the context of the list people are voting for those who didn't deviate as far. - Billyv

9FoghatFoghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.
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?Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Best player ever lived. Was maintaining bluesrock, funk and psychedelica so he has to top this list. No doubt. Take here my train a comin (electric) for example.

?John Mayer
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11Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
12The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
13Gary MooreRobert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

Best thing he ever did was going on the blues tour. Great player with really raw and noisy sound.

Greatest guitarist in my lifetime - the emotion comes through in his music like no other. - KidsHaveNoRock

He didn't play the blues, he shred them. I still got the blues for him

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14BB. King
15Jet
16The CultThe Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.
17Cinderella

Long Cold winter blues...

18John Mayall
19Airbourne
20John Lee Hooker
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