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Sharp Dressed Fan: Billy Gibbons Of ZZ Top's Favourite Albums
Kiran Acharya , September 14th, 2016 08:38

As ZZ Top take their live greatest hits album on tour, their lead singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons talks Kiran Acharya through his top 13 LPs, setting aside some of his more well-worn classics in favour of recent favourites


Quinn Sullivan – Midnight Highway
I was a little sceptical at first, because he's so young. The term 'blues' has come to be quite different than what I know as blues in a traditional sense. I've been tagged as this blues-rock guitar player and on more than a tolerable number of occasions I've been accosted by people who say, "You must listen to this new young guy! A blues player, you won't believe it!" And usually, no, I don't.

Quinn Sullivan seems to have what it takes. The 'blues' seems to be rediscovered about every ten years but in this case I think it's well done. It's certainly encouraging. Interpreting the blues in an appealing manner is not so different than attempting to speak a recently-learned foreign language. You can memorise the instruction book but it's the dialect that allows you to enter the society as a true speaker of the language.