My whole journey into delta blues players and their contemporaries was a reductionist pragmatic search. What maximum effect can you get with one acoustic guitar. And the bluesmen did just that, they stretched, they pulled, they thumbed basses, slapped silly lead lines and generally were very efficient in using every part of the guitar. Like an Eskimo hunter. No piece is left unused.
And then this kid came. And he was just a kid back then. And did the same thing, but more elegant, more elaborate, more harmonic. Oh, and he added one more additional part. And did I mention he added the percussion part too already?