Stevie Ray Vaughn Similar Artists

The Vaughan Brothers - 100% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues
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Albert King - 79% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Read more

Buddy Guy - 73% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Jazz
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

Freddie King - 72% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Educational
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Billy Myles, 3 September 1934, Gilmer, Texas, USA, d. 28 December 1976, Dallas, Texas. Freddie (aka Freddy) was one of the triumvirate of Kings (the others being B.B. and Albert) who ruled the blues throughout the 60s. He was the possessor of a light, laid-back, but not unemotional voice and a facile fast-fingered guitar technique that made him the hero of many young discipl Read more

Johnny Winter - 70% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Blues Folk Music Theme
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23 February 1944, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, with younger brother Edgar Winter, Johnny was a child prodigy prior to forging a career as a blues guitarist. He made his recording debut in 1960, fronting Johnny And The Jammers, and over the next eight years completed scores of masters, many of which remained unreleased until his success prompted their Read more

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - 65% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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12 June 1977, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. A classically-styled blues rock guitarist, Shepherd recorded his debut album for Revolution Records in 1995 with the aid of singer Corey Sterling. Extracted from the album, ‘Déjà Voodoo’ became a hit on mainstream rock radio and reached an audience beyond blues purists, though they too were impressed with the Read more

Walter Trout - 63% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Albert Collins - 61% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Joe Bonamassa - 60% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Pop / Rock Documentaries
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8 May 1977, Utica, New York, USA. Although blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa was only in his mid-twenties by the start of the new millennium, he was already a music veteran, having played with rock band Bloodline during the 90s, before launching a solo career. He first picked up the guitar at the age of four, and by his teens, was playing alongside adult musicians (even ope Read more

Popa Chubby - 60% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Alvin Lee - 58% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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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

Jeff Beck - 55% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Instrumental Special Interest
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24 June 1944, Wallington, Surrey, England. As a former choirboy, the young Beck was interested in music from an early age, becoming a competent pianist and guitarist by the age of 11. His first main band was the Tridents, who made a name for themselves locally. After leaving that band, Beck took on the seemingly impossible task of filling the shoes of Eric Clapton, who had r Read more

Eric Clapton - 51% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Drama Action & Adventure Documentaries Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal Blues Comedy Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Special Interest Spoken Word Television Country & Bluegrass Classical Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
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Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England. The world’s premier living rock guitarist will be forever grateful to his grandparents, for they gave him his first guitar. The young Eric was raised by his grandparents Rose and Jack Clapp when his natural mother could not face bringing up an illegitimate child at the age of 16. He received a £14 acousti Read more

Rory Gallagher - 51% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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2 March 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Eire, d. 14 June 1995, London, England. Having served his musical apprenticeship in the Fontana and Impact Showbands, Gallagher put together the original Taste in 1965. This exciting blues-based rock trio rose from regional obscurity to the verge of international fame, but broke up acrimoniously five years later. Gallagher was by then Read more

JJ Cale - 49% match to Stevie Ray Vaughn

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues
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Jean W. Cale, 5 December 1938, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. This mercurial artist was raised in Tulsa and first began performing professionally in the 50s as guitarist in a western swing group. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll he led his own group, Johnnie Cale And The Valentines, before making an unsuccessful foray into country music. In 1964, Cale settled in Los Read more

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