IT sure does. I've been here about 7 months, and it feels like I have some family here.
Like a lot of people, I listened to the Blues backwards.
I started with the electric stuff : Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 60's stuff like Fleetwood Mac, Canned Heat, Allman Brothers...
Then, I found the people that influenced them, the REAL DEAL, like Robert Johnson, Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Blind Willie McTell, to name a few.
The 'real' stuff has kept me ever since. It's what says the most to me & for me.