“The only guy who plays a Fender on my list. He plays so clean and his tone is so good. For a guy who just plugs into a Super Reverb, he defines that East Coast/Boston blues vibe, which was always very appealing to me.
“To my ears, he’s from the Elmore James/T-Bone Walker school of blues. As an influence, he‘s right up there, particularly in his early days.
“Best record of his is probably Soul Searchin’  with a guy named Darrell Nulisch singing. It really boils down to songs. A lot of blues guitarists get wrapped up in the soloing; everything they do is one big-ass solo. But I think a great blues album has to have great songs, and Soul Searchin’ is full of them.”