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BANDS & MUSICIANS

BLUES

Albert Collins

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Albert King

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Albert Lee

bass

Bands: Solo

Angela Strehli

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Anson Funderburgh

guitar, vocal

Bands: Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz

Austin Delone

keys, vocal

Bands: Norton & The Knockouts

B.B. King

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Bobby "Blue" Bland

Ben Stack

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Bessie Smith

vocal

Bands: Solo

Big Bill Broonzy

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Big Frank & the Healers

Big Jay McNeely

sax

Bands: Solo

Big Joe Williams

vocal

Bands: Solo

Billy Lee Lewis

drums

Bands: Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings

Blind Boy Fuller

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Blind Lemon Jefferson

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Blind Willie Johnson

guitar, vocal

"If I Had My Way," "Mother's Children Have a Hard Time" (often understood as "motherless children"), "It's Nobody's Fault but Mine," "Jesus Make up My Dying Bed," "Dark Was the Night -- Cold Was the Ground"

Bands: Solo

Blind Willie McTell

MySpace All Music

guitar, vocal

Born blind in Georgia, he recorded from 1927-1956 and was known for recording with only a 12-string guitar; strong vocals; an exceptional heavy, fast vibrato slide and finger-picking technique; and the song "Statesboro Blues."

Bands: Solo

Blue Merlot

Bob Corritore

guitar

Bands: Solo

Bob Stroger

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Bobbie Webb

vocal

Bands: Solo

Bobby "Blue" Bland

vocal

Bands: Solo, B.B. King

Bobby Murray

guitar

Bands: Etta James

Brenda Boykin

vocal

Bands: Solo

Brownie McGhee

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Buddy Guy

guitar, vocal

One of the best guitarists in any genre, Buddy played on numerous Chess Records albums in the 1960s.

Bands: Solo, Junior Wells

Bukka White

MySpace

Influential Delta blues National Steel guitarist and singer who gave his cousin B.B. King his first guitar. He wrote "Shake 'em on Down" and "Fixin' to Die Rag."

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Carey Bell

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Carolyn Wonderland

guitar, vocal, lap steel guitar, trumpet, mandolin, piano

Bands: Solo

Charley Patton

MySpace All Music

Mississippi Delta bluesman whose polyrhythmic picking, slide technique, gravelly vocals, extended three note songs, guitar tapping, bass string popping, behind-the-neck guitar playing, foot stomping and overall fabulous entertainement skills had an enormous influence on every bluesman that followed, particularly Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Son House and John Lee Hooker.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Son House

Charlie Baty

guitar

Bands: Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Charlie Musselwhite

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton, Koko Taylor, Jimmie Vaughan, Dr. John, Jack DeJohnette, Big Joe Williams

Chico Chism

Home Page MySpace

drums

Bands: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Freddy King, Lowell Fulsom, Junior WellsSarge Lintecum, Lee Oskar, Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang, Roscoe Gordon, Eddie Boyd, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon

Chris Cain

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Chris Layton

drums

Bands: Johnny Winter, Double Trouble, Arc Angels

Cicada Omega

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

guitar, violin, vocal

Bands: Solo

Coco Montoya

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Albert Collins

Cole El-Saleh

MySpace

keys

Bands: Carolyn Wonderland, Solo

Cracatilla

Curtis Salgado

Home Page YouTube Wikipedia All Music

vocal, harmonica

Bands: Robert Cray, Santana, Roomful of Blues, the Stilettos, Terry Robb, Solo

Dani Wilde

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Danny Caron

guitar, vocal

Bands: Charles Brown

Danny Gatton

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Dave Gross

guitar

Bands: Solo

David Brown

bass, vocal

Bands: Norton & The Knockouts

David Henderson

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Deacon Jones

organ

Bands: John Lee Hooker, Etta James

Debbie Davies

guitar, vocal

Bands: Albert Collins & the Icebreakers, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Coco Montoya, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, Fingers Taylor and the Ladyfinger Revue, Solo

Deborah Coleman

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Delbert McClinton

vocal, harmonica

Bands: Solo

Dennis McNamara

bass

Bands: Guitar Woody & the Boilers

Denny Freeman

guitar, keys, organ

Bands: James Cotton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Lazy Lester, Jimmy Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Solo

Dobie Strange

drums

Bands: Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Duke Robillard

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Roomful of Blues

Earl King

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Eddie Martin

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, John Mayall, Peter Green, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal

Elvin Bishop

MySpace Home Page

vocal, guitar

Bands: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Solo

Eric Bibb

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Sisters & Brothers, Negro Ensemble Company

Eric Deaton

vocal, guitar, bass

Bands: Afrissippi, Junior Kimbrough, Burnside Exploration, Guelel Kumba, Knock Down South

Etta James

One of the best two or three female blues singers!!

vocal

Bands: Solo

Fiona Boyes

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Floyd Council

Pink Floyd was named after him and his partner, Pink Anderson.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Pink Anderson

Frank Goldwasser (Paris Slim)

guitar

Bands: Solo

Grady Gaines

guitar, vocal

Bands: Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters

Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters

Greg Piccolo

sax, vocal

Bands: Solo, Roomful of Blues

Grit Pixies

Guitar Shorty

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Guitar Woody & the Boilers

Henry Kammerer

guitar, banjo, vocal

Bands: Hillstomp

Hillstomp

MySpace Home Page YouTube Wikipedia

John Johnson - buckets, cans n shit, vocal

Henry Kammerer - guitar, banjo, vocal

Hiram & Huddie

Hound Dog Taylor

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Howlin' Wolf

vocal

Bands: Solo

Hubert Sumlin

guitar, vocal

Bands: Muddy Waters

Ike Turner

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Jack Falk

guitar, vocal

Bands: Jack Falk Project

Jack Falk Project

James Booker

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo

James Cotton

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

James Harman

harmonica, vocal

Bands: James Harman Band

James Harman Band

Jeffrey Halford

guitar, vocal

Bands: Jeffrey Halford and the Healers

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers

Jessie Mae Hemphill

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Jimbo Mathus

guitar, vocal, producer

Bands: Solo, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Mississippi All-Stars, Buddy Guy

Jimmie Vaughan

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tilt-a-Whirl Band

Jimmy McCracklin

vocal

Bands: Solo

Jimmy McGriff

organ

Bands: Solo

Jimmy Pugh

organ, keys

Bands: Etta James, Robert Cray, The Jimmy Pugh Thang

Jimmy Reed

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Jimmy Rogers

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Jimmy Thackery

guitar, vocal

Bands: The Nighthawks, Jimmy Thackery, & the Drivers, The Assassins

Jimmy Trapp

bass

Bands: Walter Trout & the Free Radicals

Joanna Connor

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Joe Louis Walker

guitar, vocal

Bands: Joe Louis Walker & the Boss Talkers

John Findlay

MySpace Home Page

Soulful, jazzy blues/rock similar to Robben Ford.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

John Firmin

tenor sax

Bands: David Bromberg, Mitch Woods & the Rocket 88s, Martin Fierro

John Hammond, Jr.

guitar, vocal, harmonica

Bands: Solo

John Johnson

buckets, cans n shit, vocal

Bands: Hillstomp

John Lee Hooker

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

John Lee Hooker, Jr.

vocal

Bands: Solo

John Mayall

keys, vocal

Bands: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

John Mazzocco

bass

Bands: John Lee Hooker

John Nemeth

MySpace Home Page

vocal, harmonica

Bands: Solo

Johnny Copeland

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Johnny Heartsman

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo

Johnny "V" Vernazza

guitar, vocal

Bands: Norton & The Knockouts

Jonny Lang

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Josh Sklair

guitar

Bands: Etta James

Junior Kimbrough

guitar

Bands: Affrisippi

Junior Wells

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo, Buddy Guy

Karl Severeid

bass

Bands: Robert Cray, Michael Bloomfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Tracy Nelson, Curtis Salgado, Ron Thompson & the Resistors

Katie Webster

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo

Keb'Mo

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Kenny Neal

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Kim Simmonds

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Savoy Brown

Kim Wilson

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo, The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Koko Talyor

One of the best two or three female blues singers!

vocal

Bands: Solo

Lara Price Band

Larry Zack

drums

Bands: The Bluesbusters

Lavay Smith

vocal

Bands: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lightin' Hopkins

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Little John Crissly

harmonica

Bands: Solo

Little Milton

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Little Walter

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Lonnie Brooks

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Lonnie Mack

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Louis Jordan

vocal

Bands: the Tymphany Five

Lowell Fulson

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Luther Allison

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Luther Tucker

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Maggie Brown

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Mance Lipscomb

MySpace All Music

Texan known for writing "Night Time Is the Right Time" and "Motherless Children," he didn't record until he was 65 in 1960.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Marcia Ball

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo, Gum, Freda and the Firedogs

Maria Muldaur

vocal

Bands: Solo

Mark Hummel

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors, Charles Brown, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger, Dave Myers, Sue Foley, Jr. Watson, Mike Welch, Brenda Boykin

Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors

Mark Hummel - harmonica, vocal

Marty Dodson - drums

Rusty Zinn - guitar, vocal

Charles Wheal - guitar (ex-member)

Mark Naftalin

keys

Bands: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Solo

Memphis Minnie McCoy (born Lizzie Douglas)

MySpace Delta Boogie All Music

An impassioned blues singer -- but she also played swing and jazz in her shows -- and excellent guitarist, she recorded from 1929 to 1949. The Rolling Stones covered her "Down Home Girl." Roosevelt Sykes, Jed Davenport's Beale Street Jug Band

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Michael Harrison

MySpace MySpace Home Page

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Michael Lefkowitz

drums

Bands: Carolyn Wonderland

Mike Finnegan

keys

Bands: Etta James

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Delta country bluesman known for his bottleneck slide playing.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Mississippi John Hurt

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Mississippi Johnny Waters

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Mitch Woods

keys, vocal

Bands: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's

Muddy Waters

Next to B.B. King, probably the most well-known and important blues artist.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Nathan East

bass

Bands: Eric Clapton

Norton & The Knockouts

MySpace YouTube

Norton Buffalo - harmonica, vocal

Johnny "V" Vernazza - guitar, vocal

David Brown - bass, vocal

Tyler Eng - drums

Austin Delone - keys, vocal

Norton Buffalo

MySpace Home Page YouTube

One of the best harmonica players ever, he died of cancer in 2009.

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Roy Rogers, Norton & The Knockouts, The Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash, David Grisman, Judy Collins, Jerry Garcia Band, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Vasser Clements, Olivia Newton-John, Kate Wolf, George Kahumoku, The Stampede, Norton & Friends, Solo

Otha Turner

guitar

Bands: Solo

Otis Clay

vocal

Bands: Solo

Otis Rush

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Otis Spann

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo

Paul Butterfield

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Paul Butterfield Blues BandPaul Butterfield Blues Band

Peter Green

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Fleetwood Mac

Peter Joseph Burtt

MySpace Facebook Home Page

kora, mbira, vocal, guitar, acoustic guitar

Bands: Peter Joseph Burtt & the King Tide, Solo

Peter Joseph Burtt & the King Tide

Facebook YouTube Jambase CD Baby

Peter Joseph Burtt - kora, mbira, vocal, guitar, acoustic guitar

Mike Adamo - drums

Zeb Early - guitar, vocal

Todd Holway - keys, vocal

Pinetop Perkins

Undeniably the most well-known blues pianist, he played with Muddy Waters for 12 years.

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo, Muddy Waters, Legendary Blues Band

Pink Anderson

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Floyd Council

Possessed by Paul James

guitar, vocal, violin, banjo

R.L. Burnside

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Randy McDonald

bass, vocal

Bands: Tommy Castro Band, The Dynatones

Rev. Gary Davis

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Richard Cousins

bass

Bands: Robert Cray

Rick Estrin

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Robert Belfour

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Robert Cray

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Robert Johnson

Arguably the most influential blues musician.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Robert Lockwood, Jr.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Robert Nighthawk

guitar

Bands: Solo

Rod Piazza

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Rod Piazza & the Might Flyers

Rod Piazza & the Might Flyers

Ron Thompson

guitar, vocal

Bands: Ron Thompson & the Resistors

Ron Thompson & the Resistors

Ronnie Earl

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Roomful of Blues

Ronnie James Weber

bass

Bands: Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Roomful of Blues

Roosevelt Sykes

MySpace

A phenomenal boogie-woogie pianist, he first recorded in 1929 and played until he died in 1983.

piano, vocal

Bands: Memphis Minnie, The Honeydrippers

Roy Buchanan

Vastly underrated "Master of the Telecaster," he was one of the best guitarists I've seen. He inexplicity hanged himself in a jail cell.

guitar

Bands: Solo

Roy Gaines

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Roy Rogers

The best acoustic slide guitarist I've seen.

acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro guitar, vocal, producer

Bands: John Lee Hooker, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Zucchero, John Gorka, Shana Morrison, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Miles Davis

Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings

Roy Rogers - guitar, vocal

Steve Ehrmann - bass

Billy Lee Lewis - drums

Rusty Zinn

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors

Sam Myers

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

Scott Daniels

guitar, vocal

Bands: Carolyn Wonderland

Scott Holt

guitar

Bands: Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton

Scrapper Blackwell

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Famous for "I Put a Spell on You" and his wild stage presence.

keys, vocal

Bands: Solo

Shane Dwight

guitar, vocal

Bands: Shane Dwight Band

Shane Dwight Band

Shane Dwight - guitar, vocal

Chris Akin - bass

Steve Dore - keys

Jerome Kimsey - drums

Robby Z - guitar (ex-member)

Gary Tumbleweed Howe - harmonica (ex-member)

Shelley King

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Shemekia Copeland

vocal

Bands: Solo

Shuggy Otis

Johnny Otis' son.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Al Kooper

Sippie Wallace

vocal

Bands: Solo

Sista Monica

vocal

Bands: Solo

Slim Harpo

He wrote "I'm a King Bee," "Got Love If You Want It," and "Baby, Scratch My Back."

guitar, vocal, harmonica

Bands: Solo

Snooky Pryor

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Son House

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Sonny Boy Williamson

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Sonny Boy Williamson

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Sonny Landreth

guitar

Bands: Solo

Sonny Rhodes

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Sonny Terry

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Squid Vicious (Bobby Scott)

Home Page

guitar, bass

Bands: Stevie Wonder, The Pointer Sisters, The Legendary Sy Klopps Blues Band, Neal Schon, Harvey Mandel, The Caribbean Allstars

Steve Ehrmann

bass

Bands: Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings

Steve Evans

bass

Bands: John Lee Hooker

Sugar Pie DiSanto

vocal

Bands: Solo

Susan Tedeschi

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Tab Benoit

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Taj Mahal

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

"Tampa Red" Whittaker (born Hudson Woodbridge)

MySpace

guitar

Bands: The Hokum Boys, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Minnie, The Chicago Five

T-Bone Walker

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

The Bluesbusters

The Blueskins

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The Groove Hogs

Home Page

Steve "Coop" Cooper - tenor sax, vocal

Greg Garcia - trumpet

Brian Gruselle - keys, vocal

Ron Hanson - vocal

Drew Hicks - bass, vocal

Pat Kiel - guitar, vocal

John Stelzer - drums, vocal

Tom Vanden Avond - trombone

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band

The Paladins

Thomas Yearsley

bass

Bands: The Paladins

Tim Kaihatsu

guitar

Bands: Charlie Musselwhite, Michael Bloomfield, Robert Cray

Tinsley Ellis

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Tommy Castro

guitar, vocal

Bands: Tommy Castro Band, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Review

Tommy Castro Band

MySpace Facebook YouTube Jambase

Tommy Castro - guitar, vocal

Randy McDonald - bass, vocal

Bryan Cage - drums

Tommy Johnson

MySpace All Music

Very influential Mississippi Delta bluesman who sang in an eerie falsetto, recorded only from 1928-1930, played the guitar behind his neck and spent vastly more time drinking, gambling and womanizng than playing. The band Canned Heat named themselves after his song, "Canned Heat Blues."

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Tommy Shannon

bass

Bands: Johnny Winter, Double Trouble, Arc Angels

Tracy Nelson

vocal, keys

Bands: Solo

Tyler Eng

drums

Bands: Norton & The Knockouts

Walter "Wolfman" Washington

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Walter Trout

guitar, vocal

Bands: Walter Trout & the Free Radicals, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

Walter Trout & the Free Radicals

William Clarke

harmonica, vocal

Bands: Solo

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

drums

Bands: Muddy Waters

Willie Dixon

bass, vocal

Bands: Solo

Yank Rachell

mandolin, guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo