Watch the Billy Gibbons online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone

Like many guitarists Billy is deeply influenced by the classic blues men. It's cool to go back and listen to his influences and it becomes clear where his inspiriation comes from, so here are some names for you to check out if you are not familiar with older blues music. Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Skip James, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Slim Harpo, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Otis Rush, just to get you started!