The Great Modern Blues Artists

As rich in talent as the early blues era was, artists like Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and Son House set the stage for bluesmen in the 1940s and '50s to succeed commercially, thus bringing the blues to a mass audience. It's tough narrowing any list of talent down to a mere handful, but here are six essential blues artists of the modern era, those with the most influence and impact on both blues and popular music alike.

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