“He was a tornado. They even called him The Texas Tornado, and with good reason: the guy came out with a Gibson ES-345, plugged straight into his amp, played with a thumb pick and just blew the house down!
“That’s the big difference between him and a lot of other blues guys: he rocked. He played with massively bad intentions. [laughs] His singing, his guitar playing… the man could knock down trees and anything else in his way. A total badass, you know?
“Unquestionably, his greatest album is Are You Ready For Freddie? [released posthumously in 2004]. It’s a live record that really captures him in his element. He’s got a Fender Quad Reverb fully cranked, and he's just slaying people. Listen to this album and you’ll get schooled in how hard the blues can hit you in the chest. Unreal.”