Supports as a foundation and supports players wanting to express their feelings.But didn't you just say that the Blues supports every single individual who picks up the guitar? And if so, at what level of playing proficiency does said support end, and is there a (preferably toll-free) helpdesk number one can call to extend it?
PS. And no, monster chops are NOT key to playin' the blooze.
Blues is not really a foundation of pop or a foundation of chops, so if you accept the foundation of Blues then build some other house on it, thats fine but its no longer Blues and all this talk of other styles being Blues because there is some Blues in the foundation, is pedantic scholarship.
Its an old language, traces run through many newer languages, none of which are Blues.
If yer blues requires a DNA test to identify?
At the same time these pedantic dissections are not good for music or musicians either. Younger players may play Blues that sounds different from the old days, but arguing over branding us more about arguing than music.
Near as i can tell we are arguing over SRV saving Blues or pop saving Blues or Blues needing to be pop to be Blues?