The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
The creator of what came to be known as the surf rock style, he is best remembered for his 1962 single 'Misirlou,' later featured in 'Pulp Fiction.'
The highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on 6 January 1958.
A seductive fusion of blues rock and neo-soul, the single off Bramhall’s new record 'Shades', features a standout solo from Slowhand himself
The 1951 instrument, given to him by his brother Jimmie, has a new, unnamed home.
Blues-rock guitar stalwart George Thorogood is to mark his return to Rounder Records with the 4 August 2017 release of Party Of One.
Blues-rock pioneer Lonnie Mack, who played with such greats as James Brown and Freddie King and had his own big hit in 1963 with 'Memphis,' has died at 74.
Paul Ray, a hugely loved figure in Austin, Texas and beyond as a DJ, musician and champion of blues and R&B, passed away on 15 January at the age of 73.
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.
Eric Clapton and Little Richard will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the 36th Blues Music Awards, on May 7 in Memphis.