Blues on a Les Paul...who?

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I'm glad Joe Louis Walker wasn't forgotten.

I stood within a few feet of him for the whole show. Amazing!

Here's a really nice interview with him too. One of the unheralded living legends.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgf5q50IEBU]Guitars and Gear Vol. 33 - Joe Louis Walker Interview - YouTube[/ame]

I was also impressed by his tasty use of pedals. He had a pretty big board actually with some cool stuff.
 

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Lots

Hendrix played one occasionally
Peter Green
Gary Moore
Joe Bonamassa
Derek Trucks does abs also an SG I think

I think one of the Allmon brothers did - Dwaine, Duane?

Lots and lots of people did in the 1960-1970, I guess it depends on what you consider blues too.

Muddy Waters did at some point I think

Eric Clapton did at time along with an SG depending on who he was collaborating with.
 

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Gary Clark, Jr. plays a Les Paul now and then. (He plays an ES-335, too . . .)
Actually Gary mostly played an Epiphone Casino early on. Now he seems to go with several guitars including an SG and a 330, but I don't see a Les Paul in his gear list:

Gary Clark Jr's gear

When I was in Roxy Perry's blues band (and playing for Dave Keys on a couple of gigs) I used a Les Paul exclusively, but towards the end of that gig I gravitated to Teles, initially to keep my Les Paul out of harms way but also as I liked how the Tele sat in the mix with a large band. These days the Les Paul stays home and the Teles do all the heavy lifting for live gigs.
 

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Other than the obvious(Page, Green,Gibbons, etc) who plays blues/rock blues, etc on a Les Paul(as opposed to a strat, tele or anything else)
I find myself playing more clean blues lately and I`m looking for more to listen to.
Sean Costello comes to mind.Joe B of course.
Who else is under the radar or I am just missing?
Sean Costello was the biggest triple threat of his generation by far. Played his ‘54 through a Magnatone and puts it all down while singing with his amazing voice. Sean Costello is greatly missed but his gift of music we treasure.
 

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Not sure if the OP is still looking for blues players from the 90's on but Barrie Cadogan is really an outstanding player.


Here he is demoing a 59 Lester

Probably his most well known song
 

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Other than the obvious(Page, Green,Gibbons, etc) who plays blues/rock blues, etc on a Les Paul(as opposed to a strat, tele or anything else)
I find myself playing more clean blues lately and I`m looking for more to listen to.
Sean Costello comes to mind.Joe B of course.
Who else is under the radar or I am just missing?
King fish
 

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Just a quick editorial note; I'm pretty sure this is a photo of Paul Kossoff (Free) rather than the gentlemen identified in the jpg title.

Beyond that, it looks like the line gets blurred a little by considering only a particular guitar or style. To me, there are a few more angles to consider:
- pickup type (single coil vs humbucker)
- guitar construction
- who is picking the strings

I believe the most important is the last one. I have seen plenty of players using the 'best of the best of the best' of whatever equipment was popular at the time... that sounded like crap. I've also seen some incredible players coax incredible tones and performances from rigs that were stone-age. I firmly believe that the real magic is between the brain and fingertips.

Experiment and follow your ears. Even if it is a broken ukulele, if it sounds right to you it will make it much easier to realize that chasm between what you hear in your head and what comes out of your fingers. From there, the rest is technical crap that the sound guy can help figure out.
 

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Lots

Hendrix played one occasionally
Peter Green
Gary Moore
Joe Bonamassa
Derek Trucks does abs also an SG I think

I think one of the Allmon brothers did - Dwaine, Duane?

Lots and lots of people did in the 1960-1970, I guess it depends on what you consider blues too.

Muddy Waters did at some point I think

Eric Clapton did at time along with an SG depending on who he was collaborating with.
There's not an Allman Brothers guitarist who at one time or another didn't play a Les Paul.
 

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