I love the sound of the blues, especially long drawn-out notes with lots of feeling. In the late 1970's I lived in SW Michigan for two years and got to hear a lot of live old-time bluegrass and Chicago Blues - it took this NY boy way past his Rock & Roll roots.
Have since developed a love for many musical forms, especially for North Indian Classical music, which has more in common with American Jazz than it does with European Classical - it has a great deal of spontaneity that is missing from European music. I especially like Tabla playing (classical Indian drum), where the wizardry is in imagining just how the sounds are crafted and sustained so beautifully - think Zakir Hussain.
I also like many, many other forms of music, from Brian Eno to Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd to Jonathan Edwards, Yemen Folk to Klezmer and on . . . . . . the World has no end of great music - lets hear it all!
Currently I play harmonica with mostly acoustic guitar friends in the Lower Hudson Valley - its wonderful how many diverse and really good players there are who like to get together and forget about life's responsibilities for an evening!