What if nine of the biggest blues guitar legends, dead or alive, came together for one epic jam? Well, it might look something like the video below. One can only imagine the conversations that would take place as these guitar icons sat around in the studio.
Would Jimi Hendrix and SRV discuss who did Little Wing better? Would BB King challenge Buddy Guy to a guitar face duel? I’m certain Jimmy Page would talk shop about his Gibsons with the gearhead and fellow Les Paul player Joe Bonamassa. Billy Gibbons would most definitely receive questions about proper beard maintenance.
It’s interesting to liken this situation to the All-Star game in baseball. Picturing this many of our guitar heroes coming together for a fun jam like this would truly be a spectacle to behold, and the music that came out would surely be a track for the ages.
How could we make such a gathering happen? We’d probably need a time machine to go back and get most of these guys… I wonder how hard they would be to find? Envision yourself being tasked with locating a young Eric Clapton at the height of his fame. He could be anywhere, from hanging out with George Harrison in London to ripping it up on the stages of music venues in New York City with Cream, among many other places.
It should go without saying, but this isn’t the definitive list of blues guitar legends. I chose musicians who had the biggest impact on my own playing. With that in mind, who would make your list of blues legends, and what kind of conversations would they have with each other, both in real life and on their instruments? We can only imagine.
Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win. His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.