I’ve got quite an eclectic mix of musical tastes but my most listened-to music often uses that most iconic of instruments – the guitar. I just love those hefty, gritty chords ripped out by some talented axeman.

My collection includes a lot of rock and metal. There’s a real pot pourri of genres – everything from from Jack Johnson to Slayer and everything in-between. If it’s good, it’s good and I don’t care if the band are some mirror-loving megastars or some spotty teens recording folk rock in their Dad’s basement.

I’m always pleased to rediscover old favourites too. I had a Rory Gallagher album on vinyl but since I no-longer have the ability to play those old records I’ve not really listened to his stuff much recently. Luckily for me eMusic had Live at Montreux in their catalogue and I downloaded it. It’s every bit as good as I expected. The guy was an utter genius with the guitar.

If you’ve not heard anything by him before here’s a rendition of Shin Kicker:

He died much too young but still made a huge impression on the blues rock scene. Check out his other stuff if you can – I’ll certainly be watching the sales for some second-hand albums

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