Some make it; most don't (wedding bands, anyone?). Here's one who prevails: Willie Buck. Keeps that '50's Chicago Blues tradition alive. Ron Weinstock has a marvy blog entry: This AMG review of his 1st album puts you in the picture.: He basically belongs with "Local Heroes"--not much national attention.
Some tunes: << He's hooked up with Rockin' Johnny and that's a good thing. << Auto mechanic by day... << In the Blues, all is metaphor. << shows all the elements those reviews talked about << You betcha I like this rockin' Blues. Yes I do.