#1
I know blues is not really a "happy" genre but are there blues artist that are more upbeat than the typical blues artist. Is there such thing or would that be considered jazz?
#2
bb king has some pretty upbeat stuff.
edit: aka major pentatonic stuff.
Gear
American Deluxe Stratocaster
Deluxe Reverb Reissue
#3
There is a lot!

Tbh, blues is all pretty upbeat to me. (Except some of the older delta stuff) The blues is feeling good about feeling bad.

What you're thinking off is called Jumpblues. A west cost style.
Good artists can be Junior Watson, Gary Primich etc.
#6
Lots of upbeat blues. Whole genres of them.
You want to check out Chicago blues.
Artists with a lot of upbeat blues:
Buddy Guy, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B King, Albert Collins, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix.
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