Blues Guitar Players

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The Encyclopedia of Blues Guitarist’s –  Please contact us on facebook if you have any suggestions for players past or present missing from the page.   Many of the great legends of blues guitar have passed away and left a life long legacy, while some are still performing today.. Check out our player history for current players or new players on the scene. Includes biographies, performance videos and blues guitar lessons.

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi Birth Name Susan Tedeschi Born November 9, 1970 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Age 49 Years Genres Blues, Americana Instruments Vocals, Guitar Associated acts Tedeschi

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson Birth Name Robert Leroy Johnson Born May 8, 1911 Died 16, 1938 (aged 27) Genres Delta blues Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica Associated acts

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Freddie King

Freddie King Birth Name Freddie King Born September 3, 1934 Died December 28, 1976 Genres Blues Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts Freddie King Solo Artist

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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker Birth Name John Lee Hooker Born August 22, 1912 Died June 21, 2001 Genres Blues Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts Not Found

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Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson Birth Name Jackie Venson Born February 5, 1990, Austin, Texas, USA Age 30 Genres Blues, Soul, Pop Instruments Guitar, Vocals Occupation Singer, Songwriter,

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Birth Name Stephen Raymond Vaughan Born October 3, 1954 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Died August 27, 1990 (aged 35) East Troy, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Prince

Prince Birth Name Prince Rogers Nelson Born June 7, 1958 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Died April 21, 2016 Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S. Genres Blues, blues

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Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor Birth Name Michael Kevin Taylor Born 17 January 1949 Welwyn Garden City, England Age 72 Years Genres Rock blues Instruments Guitar Associated acts

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Birth Name Johnny Allen Hendrix Born November 27, 1942 Seattle, Washington, US Died September 18, 1970 (aged 27) Kensington, London, UK Genres Rock,

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Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan Birth Name Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan Born March 20, 1951 Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, U.S. Age 75 Years Genres Electric blues, blues rock, Texas

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Birth Name Stephen Ray Vaughan Born October 3, 1954 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Died August 27, 1990 (aged 35) Genres Blues, blues rock,

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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Birth Name Ellas Otha Bates Born December 30, 1928 Died June 2, 2008 (aged 79) Genres Rhythm and blues rock and roll Instruments

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Christone Ingram

Christone Ingram

Christone Ingram Birth Name Christone Ingram Born January 19, 1999 Age 21 Genres Blues, Rock Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums Associated Acts Buddy Guy, Eric

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Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin Birth Name Hubert Charles Sumlin Born November 16, 1931 Died December 4, 2011 (aged 80) Genres Chicago blues, electric blues Instruments Guitar, vocals

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Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’ Birth Name Kevin Roosevelt Moore Born October 3, 1951 South Los Angeles, California, U.S. Age 68 Years Genres Delta blues, country blues, Americana

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Birth Name Joe Bonamassa Born May 8, 1977 New Hartford, New York, U.S. Age 42 Years Genres Blues, rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker Birth Name Aaron Thibeaux Walker Born May 28, 1910 Died March 16, 1975 Genres Blues, electric blues, Texas blues,Chicago blues, jump blues, West

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Birth Name Rosetta Nubin Born March 20, 1915 Died October 9, 1973 Genres Gospel, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues Instruments Vocals, guitar

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John Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer Birth Name McKinley Morganfield Born April 4, 1913 Died April 30, 1983 (aged 70) Genres Blues, Chicago blues, delta blues Instruments Vocals, guitar,

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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy Birth Name George Guy Born July 30, 1936 Current Age 83 Genres Chicago blues, blues, electric blues, blues rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield Birth Name Michael Bernard Bloomfield Born July 28, 1943 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Died February 15, 1981 (aged 37) San Francisco, U.S. Genres Blues,

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Jack White

Jack White Birth Name John Anthony Gillis Born July 9, 1975 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Age 44 Years Genres Blues rock, garage rock revival, alternative rock,

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Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder Birth Name Ryland Peter Cooder Born March 15, 1947 Los Angeles, California, United States Age 73 Years Genres Americana, roots rock, folk, blues,

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B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King Birth Name Riley B. King Born September 16, 1925 Died May 14, 2015 (aged 89) Genres Electric blues rhythm and blues rock and

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Birth Name Joe Bonamassa Born May 8, 1977 New Hartford, New York, U.S. Age 42 Years Genres Blues-rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts

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Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks Birth Name Derek Trucks Born June 8, 1979 Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Age 40 Years Genres Blues, Blues rock, Southern rock, jam rock Instruments

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Robert Cray

Robert Cray Birth Name Robert William Cray Born August 1, 1953 Columbus, Georgia, U.S. Age 66 Years Genres Blues, blues rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons Birth Name William Frederick Gibbons Born December 16, 1949 (age 70)Houston, Texas, U.S. Age 70 Genres Hard rock, boogie rock, blues rock, blues

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Peter Green

Peter Green

Peter Green Birth Name Peter Allen Greenbaum Born 29 October 1946 (age 73) Bethnal Green, London, England Age 73 Years Genres Blues-rock, blues, rock Instruments

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Duane Allman

Duane Allman

Duane Allman Birth Name Howard Duane Allman Born November 20, 1946 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Died October 29, 1971 (aged 24) Macon, Georgia, U.S. Genres Southern

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Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth Birth Name Clyde Vernon “Sonny” Landreth Born February 1, 1951 Canton, Mississippi, U.S. Age 69 Years Genres Blues, country blues, zydeco Instruments Guitar

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Otis Rush

Otis Rush

Otis Rush Birth Name Otis Rush Jr. Born April 29, 1934,Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S. Died September 29, 2018 (aged 84), Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Genres Blues, Chicago

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Lonnie Johnson​

Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson Birth Name Alonzo Johnson​ Born February 8, 1899 Died June 16, 1970 (aged 71) Genres Jazz, Blues Instruments Guitar, Violin, Vocals Associated Acts

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Robert johnson   Back then, if you lived in the country or in a small town, and you wanted to hear bluesmen play, you´d head

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Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan Birth Name Leroy Buchanan Born September 23, 1939 Ozark, Arkansas, US Died August 14, 1988 (aged 48) Fairfax, Virginia, US Genres Blues, blues

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Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper Birth Name Steven Lee Cropper Born October 21, 1941 Dora, Missouri, U.S. Age 78 Years Genres R&B, soul, funk, electric blues, blues Instruments

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Albert King

Albert King

Albert King Birth Name Albert Nelson Born April 25, 1923 Died December 21, 1992 (aged 69) Genres Blues, soul blues Instruments Guitar, drums, vocals Associated

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Albert Collins

Albert Collins Birth Name Albert Gene Drewery Born October 1, 1932 Died November 24, 1993 (aged 61) Genres Blues, blues rock, jump blues Instruments Guitar,

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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters Birth Name McKinley Morganfield BORN April 4, 1913 DIED April 30, 1983 (aged 70) GENRES Blues, Chicago blues, delta blues Instruments Vocals, guitar,

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Eric Gales

Eric Gales Birth Name Eric Gales Born October 29, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Age 45 Years Genres Blues-rock, hard rock, blues, heavy metal Instruments

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Birth Name Eric Patrick Clapton Born 30 March 1945 Ripley, Surrey, England Age 75 Year Genres Rock blues Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts

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Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang Birth Name Jon Gordon Langseth Jr. Born January 29, 1981 (age 39) Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. Age 39 Years Genres Blues, gospel, rock

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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. Birth Name Gary Clark Jr. Gary Lee Clark Jr. Born February 15, 1984 Austin, Texas, U.S. Age 36 Years Genres Rock, blues

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Robben Ford

Robben Ford Birth Name Robben Lee Ford Born December 16, 1951 (age 68) Woodlake, California, U.S. Age 68 Years Genres Blues, jazz, fusion, rock Instruments

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Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach Birth Name Daniel Quine Auerbach Born May 14, 1979, Akron, Ohio, U.S. Age 41 Genres Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Blues,

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