From my reading about blues, I often come across these terms to describe styles: downhome lowdown gutbucket What is the difference between these styles? Are they synonymous? I'm not thinking of names of styles (piedmont, jump, Texas, Chicago, etc.), but rather the terms that are used to describe the features of blues songs and performances. What are the musical characteristics of downhome, lowdown, and gutbucket styles or types? Based on my reading, these terms are sometimes used by modern writers to describe particular features of a style. I'm not sure if I've come across musicians that actually use these terms very much.