I connect with blues because I feel it is the most primal genre. I can play proficiently in pretty much any style, but blues allows me to be who I am. And every genre sounds better with a little(or a lot of) blues guitar in it. The guitar’s open strings in standard tuning even naturally suggests a blues sequence in the key of A. When modern music began in the 1800’s all we had was blues. Modern music came from blues. We must all come to understand blues to understand what we came from and how anchor us into the future. My blues influences are Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Clapton.