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The Best Blues Rock Bands and Artists

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Combining bluesy improvs over traditional 12-bar blues, blues rock bands are some of the most important bands in music history. The best blues rock bands are oftentimes - and rightfully so - considered some of the greatest rock bands of all time. Blues rock became popular in the UK and U.S. in the 1960s at the onset of the rock explosion and these bands took elements from traditional blues music and amplified it through the use of electric guitars, explosive bass lines and heavy drum beats. Over time, blues rock evolved to include heavy riffs that came to include elements of hard rock as well. That said, blues rock bands are some of the most beloved and the best blues bands have a legacy that goes far beyond their best songs.

So, what are the best blues rock bands? When people think of blues rock, names of famous bands like Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Allman Brothers Band and solo blues artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King often come up. These top bands are widely known as some of the best blues rock artists of all time. Primarily known for being guitar rock driven, the best blues rock bands have awesome guitar solos that are often times more memorable than a song's lyrics, which is a testament to the brilliant musicianship in these songs. Even as modern blues rock bands hit the scene, these bands have secured their place in history, many of the strength of their guitarists alone. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best blues rock bands. If you think a good band is missing from this list, and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best blues-rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest blues-rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular blues-rock bands that you might've heard of.
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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  8. 8
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, British blues, Jazz fusion

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    added by mkhrrs89
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Swing music

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    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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    added by alleghenytrace
    Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by Daniel Jenzer
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Heartland rock

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Blues

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by slaft
    Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock

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    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Electric blues

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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    added by RobinGallego
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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