Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely death in 1990 left a void in the world of young blues musicians. So says Gibson’s Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists.
But, as the article nicely proves, blues guitar is alive and well, thanks to the likes of: Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Jack White, Dan Auerbach and Derek Trucks.
Indeed, while they have all been successful, if they had been born 20-30 years sooner, the 10 guys listed would have easily joined SRV in the pantheon of guitar gods. These cats have chops.
The torch has been passed, and the flame will never go out.