Dallas' Jim Suhler is known for his no-holds-barred approach to blues-inspired rock 'n' roll roots music as part of his band Monkey Beat. As the lead guitarist for George Thorogood & the Destroyers since the late '90s, he's helped to infuse classics such as "One Bourbon, One Shot, One Beer" with Texas swagger. Buddy Magazine made him a member of the Texas Tornado Hall of Fame. Alhough his playing can become a swirling storm of licks, it's more precise than chaotic, blues picking at its finest from a local blues veteran who has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons and Buddy Guy. Suhler once told the Observer that he didn't consider himself a "true blues artist," but he's spent most of his life playing the blues."There are blues Nazis, and I'm not one of them," he says. "The blues isn't for me to decide."