Watch the Don't Mess With The Kid online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Authentic Blues Grooves You MUST Know
"Messing with the Kid" is probably the most most well known Junior Wells tune. First recorded in 1960 the tune is a blues classic with a cool intro. It's a little tricky due to the repeated 16th note pattern, so pay close attention to the picking pattern I show in the video. I must admit it's cool to hear Buddy Guy struggling with the riff here and there, makes me feel better! But who cares really? What I mean by that is it's about the feel, if you drop a 16th note here and there, as the authentic recordings do, it's fine. It's about the groove!