It’s I <3 Music Month at TrueFire this month, so we're celebrating our favorites, your favorites, and our artists' favorites all month long. Throughout the month, we'll be sharing lists we think you'll love, starting with this one: 10 of the best blues guitar players alive today. Blues music has been around for over a century and continues to be popular among guitar players. From traditional blues to modern variations, the blues has produced some of the most talented and influential guitar players of all time. In this blog post, we will be discussing the 10 best blues guitar players alive today.
1. Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa is considered one of his generation’s best blues guitar players. He has been playing guitar since the age of four and has released over 20 studio albums. He is known for his incredible technique and ability to incorporate rock and metal elements into his blues playing.
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2. Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is another incredibly talented blues guitar player. He started playing guitar at the age of seven and has released several albums over the years. He is known for his incredible guitar skills and ability to blend traditional blues with rock and roll.
3. Josh Smith
Josh Smith is a blues and rock guitar player from the United States. He began playing guitar at a young age and has released several albums as a solo artist. He is known for his incredible guitar skills, combining elements of traditional blues, rock, and soul into his music. He has toured extensively, performing at festivals and venues across the country, and has gained a reputation as a highly skilled and accomplished musician.
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4. Eric Gales
Eric Gales is a blues guitar player from Memphis, Tennessee. He began playing guitar at the age of four and has released several albums over the years. He is known for his incredible technique and his ability to blend different styles of music into his blues playing.
5. Matt Schofield
Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six-string wunderkind. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades head and shoulders above the herd, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time, ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
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6. Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy is a blues guitar legend. He has played guitar for over 60 years and has released numerous albums. He is known for his incredible guitar skills and his ability to incorporate different styles of music into his blues playing.
7. Robben Ford
Named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford has an innovative and soulful musicality that triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.
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8. Keb’ Mo’
With five GRAMMYs, 14 Blues Foundation Awards, and a groundbreaking career spanning nearly 50 years under his belt, Keb’ Mo’ has nothing left to prove. Just don’t tell him that. “I may be turning 70,” Keb’ reflects, “but I’m still breathing, and I’m still hungry. I’m still out there going for it every single day.” – Keb’ Mo’
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9. Samantha Fish
Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Samantha Fish, has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in combustible riffs, visceral rhythms, and spine-tingling vocal work.
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10. Kirk Fletcher
Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fail to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded respect and acclaim from critics, peers, and fans across the globe.
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