What Blues needs is more people who have really "lived" the Blues. THEY are the ones who can play it, and more importantly SING it. The only two white guys that I thought could ever sing the Blues well were Eric Burdon of the Animals and Greg Allman of course of the Allman Brothers. Steve Ray approached it on a few songs like "Leave My Little Girl Alone." To me "Blues" is all about the voice...not the guitar. The guitar accompanies the voice, not the other way around...IMHO.