Best Blues Guitarists

The Top Ten

1 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "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. V 1 Comment
2 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric 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.

I think Eric should be in the top three.

3 B.B King

#1 influenced everyone from Hendrix to Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughn

7th?!?! Wow. That is terrible. May he rest in peace. - gemcloben

4 Albert King Albert King Albert King Nelson, known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing.
5 Freddie King Freddie King Freddie King was an American blues guitarist and singer. He has been described as one of the "Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King.

All my song I play r written by Freddie King he is a legend

6 Billy F. Gibbons
7 Gary Moore Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

Definitely the ultimate blues guitarist! Thumbs up for Mr. Moore!

8 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter

I have to go with Johnny Winter because he opened up a whole new world to me.

J. Winter is most underrated guitarist in the world. Johnny is 70 years old, but his Texas blues don't stop! Johnny 'the Texas' Winter

9 Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. He was born 8th May 1977. He is known to be one of the greatest blues guitarists ever.
10 George Thorogood

The Contenders

11 George "Buddy" Guy V 1 Comment
12 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee
13 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker
14 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
15 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks
16 John Mayall John Mayall
17 Jimmie Vaughan
18 Gordy Pettipas

Amazing player from Massachusetts currently living out here in Kansas. Met him last week at a clinic he was performing.. Incredible..

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19 Peter Green Peter Green
20 Walter Trout
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