As Joe B has grown in popularity, it seems to me like he is filling up the hole left by Gary Moore.
Polished looking guys playing less-than-sincere blues with Les Pauls cranked through Marshalls. Epic, melodic blues ballads with the occasional bit of shred and showmanship thrown in. Not that it's a bad thing. I think Gary had that niche locked down until he died, and now Joe has inherited it.
I miss Smokin' Joe's younger days when he was rocking the Strats and the Esquire. I still especially love his playing in Bloodline. Seems like he started losing me when he switched to playing Les Pauls. Anyone else?