"I was ill and when I picked the guitar up again, I wasn't playing Joe Satriani stuff – I was struggling to play Oasis!" Jack J. Hutchinson on how illness changed his playing style and his Black Crowes-inspired pedalboard

Jack J. Hutchinson on the latest episode of Pedalpocalypse
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On this week’s Pedalpocalypse – the show where we talk to guitar players about the three effects pedals that mean the most to them – we talked to British blues guitarist and songwriter Jack J. Hutchinson.

Hutchinson has played with Blackberry Smoke, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more, garnering acclaim for his soulful blues rock. But effects pedals have never really been his thing.

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Tom Poak has written for the Hull Daily Mail, Esquire, The Big Issue, Total Guitar, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and more. In a writing career that has spanned decades, he has interviewed Brian May, Brian Cant, and cadged a light off Brian Molko. He has stood on a glacier with Thunder, in a forest by a fjord with Ozzy and Slash, and on the roof of the Houses of Parliament with Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham (until some nice men with guns came and told them to get down). He has drank with Shane MacGowan, mortally offended Lightning Seed Ian Broudie and been asked if he was homeless by Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch.