In the 1970s, Rory Gallagher was the hardest working man in music, releasing 10 albums, two of them live, and touring almost non stop. He was voted Melody Makers top musician in 1971, and for a brief moment, wore the mythical “best guitarist on earth” crown. Courted by the Rolling Stones to be their second axe following Mick Taylor’s departure from the band, none of all-that mattered to Gallagher who was a writer and a craftsman and would go on to inspire many Irish rockers to follow. His hard working schedule had no time for the sex and drugs that normally fueled bands of that day. He was driven by perfection and his love of American blues and folk music.
Today’s Runner, Deuce, is one of two great records Gallagher released in 1971. It clocks in at 52 minutes. Enjoy!