1. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Nobody can touch his sound and style. Eric Clapton once walked out of a jam session at a club when he was scheduled to follow Stevie.
2. Buddy Guy - one of Jimi and Stevie's mentors.
3. Duane Allman - His work with Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers is historic.
4. Roy Buchanan - Just listen to "Roy's Blues" on his Livestock album. The song pretty much describes his life. Probably one of the most misunderstood and neglected guitarists.
5. Bonnie Raitt - What can I say? Her homegrown songs aren't much, but when she decides to really play the blues, there are few better on the slide.