Quote Hugh Robjohns:
Im going to use the recorder man technique on the drums...
I suspect you'll find you need to close mic the snare and kick at the very least to gain sufficient separation and impact if the band are playing 'as live'. The recorderman technique is okay if you're tracking the drums on their own in a nice sounding room, but I'd be surprised if you'll get what you need for a blues band using that technique in session with everyone playing together.
In general I'd agree with Hugh here. But it's worth pointing out that a good drummer (i.e. one who can balance the kit in person) can yield good results with two mics, even when the rest of the band are in the room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii6Ht7ng9vI If anyone's interested I have some of the original multitracks from this session and the drums were recorded with two mics, so basically a variant of recorderman!