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Coco Montoya - 100% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Walter Trout - 98% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tinsley Ellis - 89% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Alvin Lee - 84% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1944, Nottingham, England. Guitarist Lee began his professional career in the Jaybirds, a beat trio popular both locally and in Hamburg, Germany. In 1966, an expanded line-up took a new name, Ten Years After, and in turn became one of Britain’s leading blues/rock attractions with Lee’s virtuoso solos its main attraction. His outside aspirations surfaced Read more

Michael Burks - 80% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Tommy Castro - 80% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Corey Stevens - 74% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Stevens bought his first guitar, a second-hand acoustic, with the money his grandfather gave him from pawned fishing gear. By the age of 15, Stevens had learnt to play rhythm guitar and had begun to write songs for his band. He studied music at Southern Illinois University, including classical guitar. However, his extra-curricular activities focused on going o Read more

Guitar Shorty - 72% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Jimmy Thackery - 72% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and Read more

Robin Trower - 67% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1945, Catford, London, England. Guitarist Trower spent his early career in the Paramounts, a popular Southend, Essex-based R&B/beat group who completed five singles between 1963 and 1965. Having briefly worked with a trio dubbed the Jam, he joined several colleagues from his earlier act in Procol Harum. Trower remained in this much-praised unit until 1971, when h Read more

Joanne Shaw Taylor - 63% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
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Sonny Landreth - 63% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 February 1951, Canton, Mississippi, USA. Being born in the birthplace or thereabouts of Elmore James, did not mean that Sonny Landreth had to play slide guitar, but it certainly makes good copy. In fact, after five years in Jackson, Mississippi, the family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, and Landreth grew up surrounded by Cajun music and its lifestyle. At the age of 10, he Read more

Chris Duarte Group - 57% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Pat Travers - 56% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patrick Henry Travers, 12 April 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This Canadian guitarist began his career playing in his brother’s band. Having moved to London, England, he set up a group of his own comprising Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (bass) and drummer Roy Dyke (of Ashton, Gardner And Dyke). In 1976 they played at the Reading Rock Festival, and this led to greater Read more

Robben Ford - 54% match to Leslie West

Genres: Blues Educational Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robben Lee Ford, 16 December 1951, Woodlake, California, USA. A jazz, blues and rock guitarist, Robben is the most celebrated member of the musical Ford family. His father Charles was a country musician, and his brothers Patrick and Mark are bluesmen, playing drums and harmonica, respectively. Inspired initially by Mike Bloomfield and Eric Clapton, Ford’s first professi Read more


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