Well... I think this weeks Challenge thread went really well.....don't you.. @dogletnoir : This really needed to have the guitar brought right up in the mix. I was listening with headphones and struggled to home in on what you were playing, which was a pity because what I could distinguish was pretty sweet. Right up front in the mix next time eh, brave and bold. @Brian H : No surprise you picked this one Brian, pretty much right up your alley. Some really nice melodic lines mixed in and making good use of the front pickup. I liked the exaggerated vibrato that combined with the wah wah. Actually the longer I listen to it the more I like it. Cool man. @alainvey : No surprise regarding your choice either mate. What I really liked here was that you only gave the barest nod to the existing melody which - considering how well known it is must have been pretty tough. I like your your playing a lot man. Another great take. @Brian H : Interesting what make these songs "blues". It's not 12bar but a chord sequence. If anyone can enlighten me I would appreciate it. But back to you brian, you hit a wrong note at exactly 2.00minutes - a Gb I believe - you think you can get away with that just by sliding down to the right one ?? [Just to prove I am listening ] @knh555 : What is it about the blues that allows us guitarists to excel. This was a really good mix of your own style layered on top of one of those chordy blues things that lets you pick the real "emotional" note when the chord changes. Nice work Kev, keep 'em coming @knh555 : Again, there's Kevin doing what Kevin does best. I've never really heard anyone that plays like you (that's a good thing), it's would be interesting to learn of you influences. This one really kicks along, I recon your probably one of those guitarist that could make a 3 piece work. Well done. @Chipper : As previously mentioned, you took this "blues" somewhere else with that madoline and then continued the "journey" when the 'lectric took over @blasphemoustrat : Some more really nice front pickup play. By the way, Hendrix wants his E7+9 (the hendrix cord) back. Hell mate when was it ever bad to sound like hendrix, in fact although he invented the stuff I think other people play it better. You made a pretty good job of it....A very good job of it. Well folks that pretty much winds up this weeks Challenge, yes there were some tears but as @Alan L Cole said "it's the fire that hardens the steel". I look forward to a whole new week when next we meet on "Challenge #267 - 3 songs, 2 rules"