Most Talented Blues Guitarists

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Rusty Burns

One of the best guitar players around. Put him against anybody anyplace anywhere. Rusty could Bend, slide, spank a string like no other. Left handed upside down player in fact nicknamed him breach. Rest in peace my friend love you

Look him up on YouTube. Lefty AND upside down player founded Point Blank. Also watch him in his current band "Rusty Burns and Big Wampum".

82 Steve Gaines

Heart and soul of Lynyrd Skynyrd until his death in 1978.

83 Mickey Baker

Just listen to Champion jack Dupree and Mickey guitar baker. Jack and Mickey in heavy blues

84 Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.

Agree and look at how many he inspired that have followed

Jerry could play anything, deserves better than 74

Played the Blues. His style was more Blue Grass banjo pickin, but still
A Blues man just the same.

85 Hound Dog Taylor

He couldn't play a huge number of songs, but he would get the room jumping.

86 Susan Tedeschi

This girl has so much talent its ridiculous. She has absolutely amazing vocals and mind boggling guitar playing. If you don't know who this lady is you NEED to check it, its all good A side, B side.

87 Tony Spinner

This guy has a bunch of fantastic CD's out. Nobody's ever heard of him, but he can knock out the electric funk blues with anybody out there. Watch Knucklehead on YouTube. He is terrific.

88 Johnny "Guitar" Watson

THE FUNKIEST BLUES GUITARIST EVER WITH AN ORIGINAL SOUND
A MUCH COPIED PLAYER. FRANK ZAPPA'S FAVORITE GUITARIST

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89 Rocky Athas
90 George Ross Watt
91 Brooks Williams

Off the charts Blues guitarist, singer, song writer!

92 Arthur Neilson

One of the most melodic blues guitar players. Beautiful soloist and fine song writer.

93 Pigmeat Jarrett

Long forgotten and was still performing into his 90's. Coolest moniker in all of blues.

94 Kenny Neal
95 Elvin Bishop

I really cannot believe this man wasn't added sooner. - Britgirl

96 Robby Krieger Robby Krieger Robert Alan "Robby" Krieger is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors, and as such has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
97 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while ...read more.

A majority of AC/DC's songs are based around blues especially the Bon Scott era. Some of their bluesy songs: Night Prowler, The Jack, Satellite Blues, Down Payment Blues and their best blues song, Ride On. Young was inspired by guitarists like Johnny Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Chuck Berry, Pete Townshend, Hendrix and you can hear those players' styles in his playing. - BrianScott01

98 John Mayer John Mayer

The new generation. He doesn't have any associated sound, because he is capable of every style that all revolves around the blues influence. He is the most versatile and academic musician alive today. Anyone who doubts his indubitable capabilities, please just watch the 'Where The Light Is' DVD.

"Where The Light Is" is by far the best thing ever he did! Blues is definitely in Mayer's heart. He inspired me a lot and thanks to him I now know a lot of blues artists that I got really inspired by them as well

Probably the most mechanically gifted guitar player still playing right now. People deny him his props because they don't like his pop songs, or his personality, or they're jealous of the fact that he can get any girl he wants. But let me tell you if you've listened to "Where the Light is: Live in L.A." or if you've just seen him play live at all and you refuse to believe that he is an insanley gifted with a guitar in his hand, there's something wrong with you. The man is a stud.

He should be in top 10. He is the best.

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