Roy Buchanan is still regarded as “the world’s best unknown guitarist” to this day. The Rolling Stones wanted him to replace Brian Jones, and Eric Clapton asked him to play the guitar for Derek & The Dominos – but he turned down both offers. Roy Buchanan was a true master of the Fender Telecaster guitar; and his playing technique significantly influenced musicians such as Gary Moore and Jeff Beck. Roy Buchanan grew up in California, which is also where he learned to play the guitar. He moved to Los Angeles when he was a teenager and played in the band Heartbeats with Spencer Dryden (who later became the drummer of Jefferson Airplane). After this, he went on tour with Dale Hawkins and played with Robbie Robertson (The Band) who described Buchanan as one of his main influences.
It is a performance that shows Roy Buchanan’s genius on the guitar in an extremely unique way – especially with his brilliant covers by artists including Jimi Hendrix or Don Gibson. It is no secret, however, that Roy Buchanan was particularly able to present his outstanding talents during his live performances - most of which were unfortunately not recorded. Fans who loved his album “Live in Japan” will also enjoy these momentous recordings! An impressive legacy!