jay527317 wrote:One more thing. Eric Clapton is NOT a blues guitar player. Stevie Ray Vaughn was a genius, but he wasn't a blues guitar player. You need to go back to find the real blues guitar players, and I mean Robert Johnson, Skip James, acoustic Muddy Waters, and then get into guys like Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, and, yes, Buddy Guy.
Yeah man, call me neighbor. Come on by whenever you feel like it, and we'll do some blues playing.
I'm calling bullshit on you. First off, every last one of the old schools blues players you listed will tell you that the real key to blues is 'Life". Clapton has had enough of life that he can play and sing the blues.
You think Albert King would have given Stevie Ray Vaughn the time of day, if he thought Vaughn didn't have a life clue? (I will admit hes more of a texas boogie and shuffle man... )
FINALLY: It ain't about being a Blues Guitar player
... Blues is about "EXPRESSING"and aspect of life with either your guitar, your harp or a damn kazoo if that's all you got...
Its nice to be able to rip through scales and what not...John Mayer can do that...He aint lived life, so he dont count yet.