Rory Gallagher bassist Gerry McAvoy remembers making the great bluesman's debut album

Rory Gallagher and Gerry McAvoy
(Image credit: Terry Hanna; Erica Echenberg/Redferns)

Rory Gallagher's eponymous debut solo album was a landmark recording for blues-rock guitar. It showcased another side to the Irish six-stringer, an adventurousness that extended beyond the blues, broadening his sound with elements of folk and jazz.

Upon its 50th anniversary, Guitarist caught up with Gerry McAvoy, who played bass guitar on the album, and asked him to share some memories of the recording sessions, and of one of blues-rock guitar's most electrifying talents.

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Grant Moon

Grant Moon is the News Editor for Prog magazine and has been a contributor to the magazine since its launch in 2009. A music journalist for over 20 years, Grant writes regularly for titles including Classic Rock and Total Guitar, and his CV also includes stints as a radio producer/presenter and podcast host. His first book, Big Big Train - Between The Lines, is out now through Kingmaker Publishing.