As one who plays what is considered a somewhat non-standard blues instrument (the fiddle), I encounter all kinds of situations. I’ll touch on the history of the blues in this context and share some interesting, rare recordings, talk about my approach to the blues in non-traditional blues instrumentation. But even if you play what is now considered a very mainstream instrument – such as the guitar – the Blues is a huge umbrella and it’s interesting to explore all that has come before to bring us where we are. By looking at the huge umbrella of the blues and exploring the non-traditional, we also are forging our way into new blues arenas.