Being a white boy living in the home counties and with parents who only listen to classic FM, I didn’t exactly grow up listening to blues! I pretty much had to discover it myself over a period of about twenty years. Here’s a list of my favourite blues guitarists pretty much in the order that I discovered them:

Eric Clapton

Stevie Ray Vaughn

B.B. King

Robert Cray

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Gary Moore

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

Joe Bonamassa

Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule)

Derek Trucks

Larry Carlton

Robben Ford

Albert King

Walter Trout