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 more.

Best guitarist, hands down!

Off the scale gentlemen

Unbelievable approach to the guitar

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 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!

7 Billy F. Gibbons
8 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter

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

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 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee
12 George "Buddy" Guy

The best...enough said

13 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
14 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.
15 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker
16 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.
17 Peter Green Peter Green
18 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks
19 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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20 John Mayall John Mayall
21 Jimmie Vaughan
22 Walter Trout
23 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.
24 Michael Bloomfield
25 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.
26 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.

27 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
28 Dan Patlansky

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

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