Watch the Butch’s Boss BBQ online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint

In the primary-hued spectrum of blues basslines, the 2-beat is often known as the "other thing." We’ll be playing around with some Jimmy Reed and Sonny Terry riffs on this sunny, gospel-tinged groove. We’ll also reprise my favorite, the "made you look." The song is named for my first blues teacher, the late great Butch McClendon, who helped me hone my chops at many summer barbecues in the country. Credit also goes to Harold Reddick for the superlative ribs and sauce and the between-bite critiques.