Description Some think the blues is all about misfortune, betrayal and regret. 'when you're down and out, you get the blues. You lose your lover to another, you get the blues. But, the blues is more. The blues is also about triumph, about surmounting hard luck, it's saying what you feel, venting frustration, being yourself, and laughing through the tears. The best blues is visceral, cleansing, cathartic, emotional, and raw. From uninhibited joy to deep sadness, no form of music communicates more genuine emotion. The blues is the human being human.Digital Painting.