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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.
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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
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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
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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