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Coco Montoya - 100% match to Sonny Landreth

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 - 93% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
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Tommy Castro - 93% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Michael Burks - 85% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Tinsley Ellis - 82% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Jimmy Thackery - 78% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Guitar Shorty - 76% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Walter Trout - 76% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mike Zito - 74% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
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Corey Stevens - 70% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Dave Hole - 70% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1948, Heswall, Cheshire, England. Hole’s family moved to Perth, Western Australia, when he was four years old. The music of the Rolling Stones inspired him to pick up the guitar, and through them he discovered Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He had been playing for some 10 years before he took up slide guitar. A broken little finger caused him to play over Read more

Warren Haynes - 69% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 April 1960, Asheville, North Carolina, USA. As a child Haynes was captivated by soul music, but at age 12 he took up the guitar. This brought about a shift in his musical influences, notably Eric Clapton and Cream. His older brothers, whose guitars he had first tried to play, directed him to other, even more strongly blues-orientated figures, such as Howlin’ Wolf. Hay Read more

Aynsley Lister - 63% match to Sonny Landreth

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

Joanne Shaw Taylor - 63% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
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Tab Benoit - 63% match to Sonny Landreth

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more


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