Its all about feel and soul. Maybe demands lots of work as well, but hard work is not what brings out those beautiful riffs and creative ideas. Something I call street wisdom, and when you listen to him its sounds so Blake Millsy, his signature so original, god… If you are a great guitar player, or just happen to know a thing or two about playing, you know you could take a 5$ Hallmark guitar through 2$ pig nose amp, and sound like Clapton with a Twin. Another thing that I have noticed, maybe because the way the guitar is built, that most guitar players are really constrained or trapped within its almost mathematical limitations. What I mean, is that its very hard to break out from the obvious, the same old fingerings you are so good at and have been abusing for years on end. Obviously, that is not the case with Blake Mills. Watch this astonishing little documentary about him, and if you are a guitar player, then you might consider picking out a different instrument..
Watch the Documentary HERE