Famous Blues Artists
Born from the tradition of African spirituals and influenced by American folk and country music, the blues is a genre of musical storytellers. First recorded in the 1900s, the blues were played by a soulful lot of acoustic musicians that handed down their songs to pioneering bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and Buddy Guy, among many others. Browse through the legendary artists who changed music history singing the blues.
Featured Blues Musicians
Meet the men and women whose names are synonymous with blues music.
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profile name: John Lee Hooker profile occupation: Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Howlin' Wolf profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Ma Rainey profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Muddy Waters profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Bessie Smith profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Sonny Boy Williamson profile occupation: Singer
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