In modern times, there are some famous and important artists who like blues and incorporate it in their genre, like:
both Dave Gahan and Martin Gore are big fans of blues, you can listen to the opening riff of Never let me down again , to the Country-Blues riff of Personal Jesus, or to the bending notes’ riff of I feel you…
Listen to Who Else, and find out how a great guitarist plays in an electronic music environment…
talking real modern times, blues, or better, Rhythm and Blues /Soul had a revival, with artists like Amy Winehouse and John Newman . They may be not guitarists, but I wanna link one video or 2 by Newman: love me again– and Rudimental- Feel the love…just because I really like this singer and his voice.