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Roy Buchanan  – Video of the Week

Roy Buchanan  – Video of the Week

Roy Buchanan is an American guitarist and blues musician.  His guitar playing style along with Danny Gatton inspires the likes of Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and others.  As a pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan took an everyday electric guitar and took it over the top.

This video is around 1973 when he’s in his prime. Still, to this day, his tone and guitar technique are studied by many. This particular performance is Roy performing on the show “Live Old Grey Whistle Test”.

The Set-list – Roy Buchanan 

Johnny B. Goode – (Chuck Berry cover)
Sweet Dreams – (Don Gibson cover)
The Messiah Will Come Again (Buchanan Song)

He was an everyday musician hitting the pavement, playing music to survive and pay the bills. Likewise, he kept away from the spotlight, while still gaining the respect of anyone who got to see him play. Ultimately, Roy Buchanan remains a cult figure, as the guitarist’s guitarist.  His unique sound, style and tone can’t be claimed by anybody else of his era.

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