Rory Gallagher livestream tribute concert announced to celebrate debut album’s 50th anniversary

Rory Gallagher
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A Rory Gallagher livestream concert celebrating the late blues guitar icon’s 1971 debut album is set to go ahead later today (September 9), which will feature tribute group Band Of Friends performing key tracks from the eponymous record.

The concert – available via Gallagher’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel – will kick off at 6pm BST (1pm ET), and will see the original bass guitar player from Gallagher’s debut album Gerry McAvoy line up alongside his Band Of Friends bandmates for the special one-off performance.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.