Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues guitarist and singer. In 1974 he released Irish Tour ’74, a live album recorded in his home country and full of powerful performances. At that time, most bands were not playing shows in Northern Ireland due to political unrest. The fact that Gallagher didn’t cancel his shows made him a legend and resulted in this incredible live document of that bond between him and his fans. You can hear the electricity in the air on such outstanding tracks as Too Much Alcohol, As The Crow Flies, Tattoo’d Lady, A Million Miles Away, and my favorite, a killer take on Muddy Waters’ slow blues classic I Wonder Who. Another one I wish I could have seen live; based on this album alone, I imagine he was a gem in performance mode!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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