"The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits." - Willie Dixon. Stumbling upon a Howlin' Wolf double album years ago opened the door to other areas of blues, rock, folk, Americana, and roots music not often heard on the radio in those days. Firm believer that "every band was local once." Support live music in your own backyard. When you do, ask others what they're listening to these days. Great way to discover new stuff. And buy the music direct from the band when you can.