Rory Gallagher born William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) /ˈrɔri ˈɡæləhər/ was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland, and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s.
Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues.
Elmore D. , born near Liège in 1946, blues musician. His real name is Daniel Droixhe and is also professor at the University of Liège where he is giving lectures on the history and culture of Wallonia. The name Elmore is a reference to Elmore James whose slide guitar sound he used to imitate at the beginning of his career. In 1988, he was nominated for the Paris-Bagneux Blues Contest and played in "avant-première" of the Chicago Blues Festival.
Nuno Mindelis, nicknamed "The Beast", is an Angolan-born Brazilian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. Most of his recorded work has been sung in English; however, he recorded his 2006 album Outros Nunos in Portuguese, his native language. He has recorded two albums with the band Double Trouble. Mindelis counts Otis Redding and Johnny Winter among his musical influences. Mindelis became a guitar enthusiast at the age of 5. By the age of 9 he began building and playing self-made guitars.
Knut Reiersrud (born 1961) is a Norwegian blues guitarist. His work also incorporates elements of Norwegian traditional music and African music. He lives in Oslo. He has collaborated extensively with the Norwegian organist Iver Kleive. He also plays the harmonica, mandolin, langeleik, oud, and Turkish saz.
Hans Theessink (born 5 April 1948, Enschede) is a Dutch guitarist, singer and songwriter living in Vienna. He performs American blues and roots music, particularly in a delta blues style. Bo Diddley once described him as "one helluva guitar player. " Theessink has released 20 albums, a songbook, a blues-guitar instruction video and a DVD.
Heikki Johannes Silvennoinen is Finnish musician and actor. He was guitarist and songwriter of several notable Finnish bands in 1970s and 1980s. He is also a singer on his solo albums. Even better Silvennoinen is known as a member of comedian group Kummeli which started their television show in 1991. Heikki Silvennoinen owns his own procution company Pirkka-Hämeen Apina & Gorilla Oy ("Ape and gorilla of Pirkka-Häme Inc. ").
John Kirkbride is a Scottish singer, guitarist, songwriter and entertainer, currently residing in Germany. Kirkbride plays blues and jazz standards from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, as well as compositions of his own. His performances are characterized by audience participation and storytelling, especially funny or critical asides and anecdotes, often accompanied by authentic blues music.
Eugene "Buddy" Moss (January 16, 1914 – October 19, 1984) was, in the estimation of many blues scholars, one of two the most influential East Coast blues guitarists to record in the period between Blind Blake's final sessions in 1932 and Blind Boy Fuller's debut in 1935 (the other being Josh White.
Eddie Kirkland (born August 16, 1923, Jamaica) (although consistently noted as 1928, Kirkland states that the true year of his birth is 1923, and has been wrongly noted since his first interview) is an American blues guitarist.