Off the cuff blues. I've been playing blues or blues inspired material for at least 15 years. During the time I mainly played electric guitar and was influenced by cats like Hollywood Fats, Jimmie Vaughn, Duke Robillard, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, and Freddie King. The challenge since becoming a mandolinist is to continue to play blues--on the mandolin--in the style of those guys. Too many blues mandolinists go for the Yank Rachel or Carl Martin route.