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Tinsley Ellis - 42% match to Robben Ford

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

Scott Henderson - 39% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Henderson began his musical career at the age of 16 by playing the guitar under the influence of his 60s guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore and Jimmy Page. He spent his formative years playing in local rock and funk bands in his native Florida. Initially self-taught, Henderson began his formal musical education in 1978 by Read more

Coco Montoya - 38% match to Robben Ford

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

Albert Cummings - 36% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
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Larry Carlton - 36% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1948, Torrance, California, USA. Often cited as the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’, Carlton has courted rock, jazz and acoustic new age with considerable success. The former member of the Crusaders carved a career during the 70s as a sought-after session musician. His profile improved following some outstanding, fluid playing over a number of years with Stee Read more

Tommy Castro - 34% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sonny Landreth - 33% match to Robben Ford

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

Walter Trout - 32% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chris Duarte Group - 31% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Cray - 31% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more

Ana Popovic - 29% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1976, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her father played guitar and Popovic began singing the blues as a child, before graduating to the guitar. Heavily influenced by American blues and blues rock artists, she developed an intense and evidently sincere feeling for the music. After forming her own band, Hush, in the mid-90s, she gained a local following. Her audience expanded as Read more

Bernard Allison - 29% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 November 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of late blues guitar player Luther Allison, blues guitarist/singer Bernard Allison has played in bands with his father and was a member of Koko Taylor’s Blues Machine during the 80s. Allison made his first album as a leader while he and his father were based in Paris, and a number of European releases followed before the Read more

Popa Chubby - 24% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ted Horowitz, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Popa Chubby and his band came to light in the mid-90s after serving a long apprenticeship at New York’s famed blues club, Manny’s Carwash. The ebullient, cantankerous Chubby grew up in a home filled with music - Illinois Jacquet allegedly played at his parents’ wedding. His father, who worked at a small ca Read more

Aynsley Lister - 23% match to Robben Ford

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 2000s
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England. This precociously talented UK blues guitarist picked up the instrument at the age of eight, and within five years had played his first gig. The teenage Lister played with fellow bluesman Coco Montoya on a trip to San Francisco, California and after putting together a band recorded his debut album in 1996. Lister sold this album and the live follow-up at concerts, by Read more

Michael Burks - 23% match to Robben Ford

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


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