Suggestions for artists similar to Stevie Ray Vaughan?

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Are there any blues or rock guitarist lead bands that are similar to Stevie Ray Vaughan? An album worth of slower blues songs doesn't really appeal to me. The faster, fiery blues/rock combination seems more my thing. Any suggestions?
 

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Pretty sure Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a massive SRV fanboy.
EDIT: Oh and Eric Gales gets really great too, although he also ventures into funk and soul. Those first 2 Eric Gales albums remind me of early King's X, just instead of mixing soul with prog rock/metal it's more like soul meets hard rock/blues rock.
 
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I saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd open up for Van Halen and got big SRV vibes from his set. He even tours with some of Steve's former band members IIRC

Only other artist who comes to mind is Nick Johnston, although his music is instrumental and has a lot more modern/prog-y elements
 

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Maybe some Gary Moore? He's albums are all over the place but I thought there was an SRV type phase.
 

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I saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd open up for Van Halen and got big SRV vibes from his set. He even tours with some of Steve's former band members IIRC

Only other artist who comes to mind is Nick Johnston, although his music is instrumental and has a lot more modern/prog-y elements
Nick Johnston is awesome.
 

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Maybe some Gary Moore? He's albums are all over the place but I thought there was an SRV type phase.
Gary is pretty good.

I checked out two KWS songs and they weren't bad. I forgot that I enjoy the stuff I've seen from Eric Gales.
 

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i was checking out an awesome song by the band 'ten years after' called "id love to change the world"

anyways this song/vid kept coming up as on of the greatest woodstock performances. people came to see hendrix, but this guy apparently blew some minds...

 

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There's this old guy Jimmy James who used to play in a trio that sounds a lot like Stevey. Hit it big in England, but sort of languished for a while in the US as an opening act for a TV pop group. Poor guy died early in his career.
 

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Check out Dan Patlansky's - Shelter Of Bones album, Very SRV'ish but also a bit of mayer and wilson in there





also walter trout was doing some heavy blue back in the late 80'90's
 
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i was checking out an awesome song by the band 'ten years after' called "id love to change the world"

anyways this song/vid kept coming up as on of the greatest woodstock performances. people came to see hendrix, but this guy apparently blew some minds...


I think EVH was a fan and VH (Mammoth) would play this song note for note if memory serves from VH Rising.
 

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I second the Dan Patlansky suggestion
 


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