Best Blues Rock Artists


The Top Ten

1 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.

For blues I prefer Eric Clapton over Led Zeppelin. - zxm

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.

2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led 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 more.

Nobody else comes close- should be #1 hands down

Best band ever

3 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

Stupid this isn't at # 1

Yet another band led by Eric Clapton.

4 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The 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). 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

5 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.

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

Come on! Stevie is the best! I don't understand that AC/DC are in the list when they�'re playing hard rock

6 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ 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.

ZZ Top should be #1. Sure, Led Zeppelin came first, but ZZ Top has better vocals, drums, guitar, bass, lyrics, and guitar solos. They're possibly my favorite band of all time. No, not possibly. Definitely. AC/DC is garbage. All of their singers they've ever had have sucked, they have had too many lineup changes, the guitar work sucks, the lyrics are incredibly bad, they don't put any effort in, they never experiment and try new things or sounds with their music (unlike ZZ Top), the vocals are some of the worst I've heard in my life, they have no variety and are incredibly repetitive. ZZ Top does everything the exact opposite of what I just listed, and are great as a result.

Shri Mataji is Great.

7 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

Technically they are southern rock

8 BB. King

"Blues rock? " Uh, no.

BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Guns N Roses shouldn't really be here. BB King is Blues, Lynyrd Skynyrd is Southern Rock and Guns N Roses is Bog-Rock (a substandard subgenre of Rock I just invented). - Britgirl

9 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The 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.
10 AC/DC AC/DC AC/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 more.


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11 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.

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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12 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
13 Foghat Foghat Foghat 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.
14 The Upper Crust
15 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
16 George Thorogood
17 Jet
18 The Cult The Cult The 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.
19 Cinderella

Long Cold winter blues...

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