Best Blues Rock Singers


The Top Ten

1 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Guess my favorite singer finally came to top, well I didn't put him on number 1 at first - zxm

Kinda agree with visitor. His natural voice is better than his singing voice. - zxm

Annoying falsetto. Natural voice is quite good.

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.

Cocaine is the best thing this man has done (the song, obviously...) - Britgirl

As the only THREE time inductee into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, Clapton has done a lot more than just the song cocaine.

One of the world's worst blues singers. He just doesn't have it, and just shouldn't try.

Ha ha, he is not a blues singer. He is blues rock. "Blues Rock" which isn't same. - zxm

3 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.

Fabulous guitarist. Vocals, not so much.

I agree about SRV's vocals; not the best blues voice that ever was but his guitar solos make up for that. He's pretty amazing. - Britgirl

4 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.

I have a soft spot for this guy. I like his original stuff but also his covers: "The Sky Is Crying" (originally by Elmore James, 1959), and "Oh Pretty Woman" (originally by Albert King).
I have to add that Gary Moore guitar playing skills are even better than his vocals. - Metal_Treasure

5 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter John Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
6 John Mayall John Mayall John Mayall is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years.

Perhaps the most annoying, grating voice in modern music history. Sounds like a Muppet.

7 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.
8 B.B. King B.B. King Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

Great, great voice.

9 Eric Burdon Eric Burdon Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band The Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion's most distinct singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice.

Heard on House Of The Rising Sun, The Animals and WAR frontman needs to be #1 on this list. FOR SURE. Go listen to this man; unbelievable, what a power he got.

Eric Burdon really deserves the first spot in this list. Eric Burdon is the voice of blues rock; he got the range, rawness, power; everything. Number 1. certainly!

Lead singer of The Animals, known for his deep voice and expressive delivery. The ultimate blues rock singer. - TheStargazer

Great singer, but he's more folk rock than blues rock - BrianScott01

10 Keith Relf Keith Relf Keith Relf was an English musician, well known as the lead singer for the psychedelic band The Yardbirds.

Suffered one of Rock-n-Roll's most spectacular deaths, when he was electrocuted in the bath tub while rehearsing with a plugged-in electric guitar.

As lead singer of the Yardbirds, he was the frontman for Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, which is some pretty strong blues rock street cred.

The Contenders

11 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Not a great blues voice.

12 Van Morrison Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.

Mr Morrison in a class by himself. Don't believe me? Listen to the Irish Blues band, "Them" from the sixties. Listen to his collaborations with John Lee Hooker on "Too Long in Exile".

13 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

He has also done some bluesy songs as well

14 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
15 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
16 Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr. Gary Lee Clark Jr. is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop.

Has no one heard of Gary? If you like the Black Keys then you'll like Clark. - BrianScott01

17 Paul Weller Paul Weller John William "Paul" Weller Jr is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam.
18 Gregg Allman Gregg Allman
19 Joshua Kiszka

Very similar to Plant, but it’s undeniable how good he is.

20 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, more.
21 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

No one is even close,totally a whole different league

22 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf

If you haven't heard this guy sing, you should. - TheStargazer

Have heard and liked a lot! - Britgirl

23 Jack Bruce Jack Bruce John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.
24 Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician, a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica, among many other instruments.

The thickest, richest, grittiest, gutsiest, most soulful and melodic male voice in blues since 1968.

25 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 more.

"All Along The Watchtower" is incredible. - Britgirl

26 Joanne Shaw Taylor Joanne Shaw Taylor Joanne Shaw Taylor is a British blues rock guitarist and singer who was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16. The British music publication Blues Matters! called Taylor "the new face of the blues".

She is a British Blues Rock musician. If you don't know of her or have never heard of her, may I suggest you acquaint yourself with her, ASAP! She is amazing! Great powerful voice and one hell of a guitar player. Definitely the best contemporary Blues Rock musician. Go check her out. Now! - Britgirl

This gal can play. Seriously. From what vocals I've heard, sounds like a contralto with medium power, but serious judgements based on live music should be avoided. Too many variables.

27 Jonny Lang Jonny Lang Jonny Lang is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.
28 Aaron Keylock Aaron Keylock
29 Chantel McGregor
30 Samantha Fish
31 George Thorogood

Bad To The Bone...oh... - Britgirl

32 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.
33 Elles Bailey

She is amazing! - Britgirl

34 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

He's usually more associated with psych rock than blues rock, but he still did some good blues rock things in The Doors. - BrianScott01

35 Steve Marriott Steve Marriott Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades.


36 Steve Winwood Steve Winwood Stephen Lawrence Winwood is an English rock musician whose genres include progressive rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz.
37 John Mayer John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.
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