Funny thing about playing the blues on the bass. Once you stop laying down simple support -- it no longer sounds bluesy. It's a thin fence to walk trying to show some skill and doing the proper job. A few people transcend it. Tommy Shannon is my idea of the perfect blues bassist. But overall, as much as I like some blues, playing bass in a blues nband can be a bit of a drag. For me. I'm not much of a blues guy but here I am doing my best Tommy Shannon impersonation. Comments and criticisms are welcome.