I dug out some older video of me playing electric blues guitar and posted it up at YouTube. #Now at the time this video was shot (fall 2002), I'd stopped playing out as an electric guitarist about 3 years prior. #I had returned to acoustic music, but I was back to playing banjo, the instrument of my teens. #I had just started getting back into mandolin when this video was shot. #I hate to sound full of myself, but when I was playing out all the time and focusing on electric, I could burn it up. #I don't think I sound too bad here for not playing regularly for a few years. However, continued neglect of the guitar--in addition to what may be rheumatoid arthiritis--proves a challenge today. I wish I could play as well as I did back then (on any instrument, frankly).
Anycase, for those of you who might have wondered where my blues mandolin approach comes from, it pretty much says it in these videos. #For the mando blues stuff, I really do try to think in terms of electric guitar cause it's so engrained.
Killing Floor-type groove