Musicians The Most Famous Blues Guitarists  

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There's nothing quite like the blues, and greatest blues guitarists are part of what makes this musical genre so special. This list of the most famous blues guitar players of all time, with photos, includes all the top blues guitarists from many decades. These are the most well known blues guitarists - legends of the blues guitar. Famous blues guitarists on this list have played all major styles of blues, from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Chicago. Some of the most notable blues guitarists in the world are T-Bone Walker and B.B. King.

Who are the most famous blues guitarists? This list includes blues guitar greats from the early days of the blues and of course, many of the most talented blues guitar players today. Both white and black guitarists are ranked on this list. These prominent blues guitarists are some of the best musicians around, and are well known in blues and guitar circles. This list of renowned blues guitar players is alphabetical. See also a full list of blues artists, and a full list of blues rock bands.
list ordered by

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Albert Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Blues

2
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

3
Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

4
Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Swing music

5
Amos Garrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Pop music, Rock music, Country rock

6
Anson Funderburgh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

7
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

8
Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual

9
Big Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Electric blues, Blues, Country blues

10
Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Pop music, Boogie rock

11
Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues

12
Blind Lemon Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

13
Blind Willie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Gospel music, Blues

14
Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

15
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

16
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

17
Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Country blues, Delta blues

18
Cesar Rosas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Americana, Blues-rock, Chicano rock

19
Charley Patton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Charley Patton

20
Chris Vachon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chris Vachon

21
Clarence
Rock music, Swing music, Folk music

22
Coco Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blue-eyed soul, Blues

23
Dave Hole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Rock and roll, Blues

24
David Hidaglo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
David Hidaglo

25
Derek Trucks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

26
Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

27
Duke Robillard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Swing music, Rockabilly

28
Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues

29
Earl King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Rhythm and blues, Blues

30
Eddie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

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Elmore James is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Rhythm and blues, Blues

32
Elvin Bishop is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Rock music, Rock and roll, Blues

33
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

34
Fenton Robinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

35
Freddie King is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

36
Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

37
George Thorogood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

38
Guitar Shorty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

39
Guitar Slim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
New Orleans blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

40
Harvey Mandel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock and roll, Blues

41
Henry Vestine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Electric blues

42
Hollywood Fats is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists

43
Hound Dog Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Hound Dog Taylor

44
Hubert Sumlin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

45
J. Geils is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Jazz

46
J.B. Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chicago blues, Blues

47
J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound

48
James
James "Blood" Ulmer

49
Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz

50
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues