Another good acoustic blues musician is Doug McCloud.
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Keb is a modern blues player with modern recordings. Along this line you need to own:
Tab Benoit out of NO, blues guitar ripper + soul, funk, live.
Amazing female vocalist Susan Tedeschi, live. Anyone remember Janis, live?
Kenny Wayne Sheppard, guitar phenom, any.
Buddy Guy, live with GE Smith is a great newer recording. He has several greats through the 90's to present.
Albert King, smooth as butter.
Bobby Blue Bland, no more passionate male blues caller.
BB King, Live at the Regal, and live with Bobby Bland.
Last but not least on this very short list, John Lee Hooker for some deep south stringing and grumbling.
Funk shall not go unrepresented here, the next logical progression:
The Funky Meters, live.
The Greyboy Allstars, live.
Charlie Hunter Trio.
I leave so many out, but this will get you to sippin' bourbon and boogie-woogie'n.
R L Burnside - Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down. Awesome bluesy album with the saddest stories I've ever heard.
"Amazon.com's Best of 2000
R.L. Burnside's background is pure Mississippi Delta--he was raised in the hill country and musically trained by quintessential bluesmen like Fred McDowell. But this record, like all his work, is infused with an adventurous spirit, haunted by eerie bits of electronic music and dark, despondent subject matter. The combination sounds irresistibly fresh, and scary as a hellhound on your trail. --Matthew Cooke"
I am an avid blues fan and it would be difficult to suggest titles without knowing what style of blues you like. Chicago, electric, rock blues, Mississippi Delta etc.
Since you are on line Regrister on live 365.com. This is an online radio station with many selections of different styles of blues. This is how I get to hear a premiere selection of artists. The only recomendiation I will make is one of your Countrymen, Dave Hole. If he comes aruond your area, don't miss him. Style Chicago electric slide.