“Lonnie Mack is a roadhouse blues-rock legend -- modern rock's first true guitar hero. His playing has influenced the course of rock and roll and had an impact on many of modern rock's current guitar heroes, including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. His early music bridged the gap between '50s rockabilly and the psychedelic blues-rock of the following decade, and, like the best rock and roll, his work continues to embody a mixture of white and black roots music. Rock, blues, soul and country -- Lonnie brings them all together for a sound that has been all his own for nearly thirty years.”
It was the great mans birthday a week ago and so to celebrate, Shauns pulled together a collection of classics from his amazing career. Kicking off with the golden days of the early 1960s. All the way through to his late career resurgence of the late 80’s when, with the support of long time fan Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Macks career had another amazing boost. The best of his years at Alligator records, some cracking live performances and those two groundbreaking guitar instrumentals that saw Lonnie crack the pop charts in 1963.