Watch the Bad Boy Blues online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know
Nothing like a gritty bad boy blues over a train beat to get me going. I love this roadhouse kind of sound and two masters of it are David Grissom and the late Eddy Shaver. Eddy Shaver passed away way before his time but left some great stuff behind, never heard of him? Well if you like this sound run to get the Unshaven album. What a player and what a tone.
A key element of this style is to stick to the triads of the I, IV, and V chords as opposed to using the full Dom7 voicings. This gives the blues a much more open sound.