Live At Bush Hall 2007
Gary introduces this performance with the words “We’re going to do like a different set tonight. We’ll be doing some stuff off the new album, hope you don’t mind eh?” and true to his word it’s a very different set indeed and of course the audience didn’t mind! The album he’s referring to was in fact Close As You Get, and he’s using the same musicians here including Thin Lizzy’s Brian Downey on drums, so it comes as no surprise that there’s a nod to the legendary rockers in the shape of Don’t Believe A Word. It’s the usual rock meets blues set, including some great slide guitar work on If The Devil Made Whiskey. The slow blues of Trouble At Home, also from the ‘new’ album, allows him to tear waves of emotion from his guitar. With a fresh take on old favourites like Walking By Myself and Still Got The Blues, there’s a good mixture of material, so thank goodness someone decided to record the show. `it also reminds us of what a fantastic guitarist Gary was and how sorely he is still missed.