Best Blues Rock Bands

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The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Mostly hard rock. But they were heavily inspired by blues music. Songs like Whole Lotta Love, Since I've Been Loving You, Heartbreaker, When the Levee Breaks, Rock and Roll, Babe I'm Gonna Leave etc are prominent blues rock (hard/heavy blues) songs of their's. - zxm

2 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
3 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
4 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Ab-so-'-loutely. Almost single-handedly introduced it.

5 Canned Heat Canned Heat
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.

I don't have to say anything other than: I Need You Tonight. - Britgirl

Billy is like a God to me

7 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page were all members.

8 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.
9 The Jeff Healey Band The Jeff Healey Band

It's quite sad just how underrated this band is. For those who haven't already, please give them a listen. Jeff is an incredible blues guitarist. - Britgirl

Agreed. Jeff deserves more attention as a guitarist. He was amazing. - Gg2000

10 Bad Company Bad Company

Not really that bluesy, in my opinion. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.

They're very underrated. - Userguy44

12 MoGuitar

MoGuitar is a soul blues, funk blues - blues rock power trio. The band has a bunch of original material and covers some great material as well. Keep an eye out for them.

Excellent band saw them at North Beach Bar & Grill. Really good!

The greatest thing to happen to blues in a long time

Excellent band and bass player, Chris Chesna, is amazing

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13 The Blues Band The Blues Band
14 Ten Years After Ten Years After
15 Blues Pills Blues Pills
16 The White Stripes The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.
17 Gov't Mule
18 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

The Weight is great but the lines "Take a load off, Fanny" is a real eyebrow-raiser. Can't imagine why...All I can say is, thank goodness for the comma! - Britgirl

I love them, but I don't think I've heard them do any straight blues stuff. They're more of a roots rock band. - Gg2000

19 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
20 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.

Some of their stuff is more hard rock, but they have very strong blues influences. They deserve to be higher up. - Gg2000

21 Double Trouble Double Trouble
22 The Black Crowes The Black Crowes The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles.
23 Monster Truck Monster Truck

Southern Rock, Blues-Rock and Hard-Rock. Quite brilliant. - Britgirl

24 Walter Trout Band Walter Trout Band
25 Tedeschi Trucks Band
26 Rival Sons Rival Sons

THE BAND

27 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.

They're good. - Userguy44

28 Faces

Faces were an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left that group to form Humble Pie. The remaining Small Faces�" Ian McLagan (keyboards), Ronnie Lane (bass guitar), and Kenney Jones (drums and percussion)�"were joined by Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (lead vocals), both from the Jeff Beck Group, and the new line-up was renamed Faces.

29 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.

They were Blues,Metal and hard rock - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

30 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi 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.

What a guitarist, amazing

31 Free Free

I am not sure. I haven't heard a l lot of their songs. But those which I listened, were more likely hard rock. - zxm

32 A Thousand Horses A Thousand Horses
33 Clutch Clutch Clutch is an American rock band from Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. Its four members met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour.
34 The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.
35 Steamhammer Steamhammer

English band from a little place called Worthing. - Britgirl

36 The Magpie Salute
37 Kaleo

Icelandic Blues-Rock band. A stand-out song by them is "Way Down We Go" I love the raspy slur of the vocals. Really really good. - Britgirl

38 100 Watt Vipers
39 Mountain
40 Xander and the Peace Pirates
41 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.
42 The Roy Young Band
43 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

For those who need a sexy Blues-Rock pick-me-up, take a double dose of Medicine; I guarantee it'll sort you out in no time at all. - Britgirl

44 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
45 Herman's Hermits

The Hermits were not a blues band by any means. - Gg2000

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