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.

Best guitarist, hands down!

Off the scale gentlemen

Unbelievable approach to the guitar

2 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
3 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
4 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee
5 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

6 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.

55 years of professional blues playing!

I think Eric should be in the top three.

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 Peter Green Peter Green
9 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter John Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Johnny Winter is the greatest guitar player that ever lived! He deserves the number one spot, a total insult to his talent having him at number nine!

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

What can You say about this man, he had it all! A truly special talent.

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

10 Billy F. Gibbons

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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

13 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.
14 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker
15 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.
16 George "Buddy" Guy

The best...enough said

17 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks
18 Gordy Pettipas

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

Really good player. Keep an eye out for this guy.

19 John Mayall John Mayall John Mayall is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years.
20 Jimmie Vaughan
21 Walter Trout
22 Dan Patlansky

He's south African. Immensely talented and sought after Blues-Rock guitarist. Give him a listen... - Britgirl

23 George Thorogood
24 Albert Collins Albert Collins Albert Gene Drewery, known as Albert Collins and the Ice Man, was an American blues guitarist who was one of the most influential in the blues business. He was famously known for using a capo and alternate tunings.
25 Michael Bloomfield
26 Dan Auerbach Dan Auerbach Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.
27 Doyle Bramhall II

I really like this guy, &, the fact that he & his dad both played with SRV, & he toured with Clapton tells you the man has talent.

28 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.
29 Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
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