Is this blues? I've read it mentioned as blues elsewhere as well and I'm not really hearing any bluesiness? It's pretty decent but I expected, well, the blues. The first song kinda sounds like Johnny Cougar Melonhead. Well, it's better than decent but it's kinda not what I expected, except for the second track which is more bluesy than the others. I'll give it a thumbs up.
To me, this is totally different than anything he's ever done. The hooky choruses that I really dig from him are practically non-existent. And this sounds more bluesy to me than the last one sounded country.