“When you first start playing in bands, usually you have two guitar players. The Allman Brothers, to me, fit the description of what a two-guitar band should be. You’ve got Duane Allman and Dickie Betts – two unbelievable players. Solos and harmonies that just stay with you forever.
“This was a very influential album for me. There’s such a rootsy blues edge in what they were doing; they were pulling from Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson – the masters. I don’t know if I realized it at the time, but it had a profound impact on me.
“There’s a lot of jammin’, improvisation and tremendous soloing. For guitar players who want to really dig in and play melodically – it’s not shredding per se – there’s so much to work with here.”