Most Underrated Blues Guitarists


The Top Ten

1 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.
2 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker
3 Elmore James Elmore James

Underrated?! Wasn't he given the accolade as "King of Slide Guitar" and "Most Influential Blues Guitarist"? - Britgirl

4 Muddy Waters Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield, known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
5 Michael Bloomfield

Check out "Work Song" (studio) with Butterfield Blues Band for a seminar in fusion guitar. Elvin Bishop no slouch on this cut, either.

My favourite radio station had never played this (Work Song) until last night. Amazing guitarist. But I still prefer Paul on harp. - Britgirl

6 Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.

The best I've ever seen.

7 Lonnie Mack Lonnie Mack Lonnie McIntosh, better known by his stage name Lonnie Mack, was an American Texas-blues guitarist who had influenced the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan. He died on April 21, 2016.
8 Luther Allison
9 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter

The best, hands down! He was amazing! None better with the slide.

10 Roy Buchanan

"The greatest guitar player you never heard of." The man who invented the "pinch."

The Contenders

11 Gary Moore Gary Moore
12 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
13 Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr.
14 Dan Auerbach Dan Auerbach Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.

Dan Auerbach, is one of the best guitarist I have ever seen, huge variety of sounds and styles he can provide with 100% enthusiasm and his feelings for music are enormous. I feel very fond of him, he is my huge and important motivator and practically a role model for me when it comes to music. Not mentioning the fact Dan and The Black keys sound so good live...

15 Jimmie Vaughan
16 Peter Green Peter Green

Need Your Love So Bad.

17 Keith Richards Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

Five words and one very good reason why I added him: I Can't Quit You Baby. - Britgirl

18 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.
19 George Thorogood
20 Elvin Bishop
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