Top 10 Fast Blues Lead Guitarists

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This list is dedicated to blues guitar fans who want faster blues guitarists. Not rhythm but lead guitarists.

The Top Ten

1 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.
2 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.

He's very versatile when it comes to speed - can be fast, can be slow... - Metal_Treasure

3 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.
4 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee Alvin Lee was an English singer and guitarist, best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of the blues rock band Ten Years After.

Alvin Lee was actually the fastest blues player of his time. Faster than Eric Clapton, Gary Moore or anybody. The only guitarist who was as fast as him was Ritchie Blackmore. But Blackmore couldn't go fast with blues scales. He is described as "lighting speed" when he performed in woodstock 1969. - zxm

In terms of speed, Alvin was probably the best of his time. The only guitarist of the early 70s who could probably keep up with him was Johnny Winter. - Gg2000

5 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter John Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
6 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
7 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.
8 Buddy Guy Buddy Guy George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

He also can play fast, but also slow.

9 George Thorogood & the Destroyers George Thorogood & the Destroyers

George Thorogood also can play fast.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Danny Gatton
12 Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
13 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.
14 B.B. King B.B. King Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
15 Mike Bloomfield Mike Bloomfield
16 James Pitts James Pitts
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1. Alvin Lee
2. Johnny Winter
3. Rory Gallagher
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1. Joe Bonamassa
2. Gary Moore
3. Eric Clapton
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