Watch the Alt Blues online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Blues Rock Grooves Vol. 2

In this next essential blues rock groove, I want to step out of the blues and step into an alt-country, Americana, roots rock vibe. I'm a big fan of the genre, with greats like Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Dwight Yoakam, and even some of Robert Plant's later records.

In this track the progression is just two chords, E and A, looking at some cool ways to spice those up and make it more interesting. I'll add in some triads, sliding 6th's, and inversions to build a part to support the singer.