Sometimes the greatest effects in blues guitar music are attained with the minimum effort, just three chords and basic finger picking techniques. In this rendition of 'Evil', Jim relies on a strong monotonic bass line, plus a repetitive melody line to carry the song along. It works! Ken provides an intricate harmonica part that weaves in and out of the guitar notes, producing an authentic blues feel.
Many students wanting to learn to play blues guitar need to hold on to the simplicity of this style of old blues - it's not what you put in, but sometimes what you leave out that makes all the difference!
How To Play Blues guitar - It's Evil by Howlin' Wolf, given the Acoustic Blues Travellers special treatment.