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Published: 2011/04/19

Rare Martin Fierro Sessions With Rory Gallagher To Be Released

Eagle Rock Entertainment is celebrating the music of the late guitar legend Rory Gallagher this spring with a plethora of releases, including the re-release of many of the Irish guitarist’s 70s-vintage studio and live albums. The classic film documentary Irish Tour ’74 is also available on Blu-Ray for the first time, along with DVD, CD and vinyl editions.

Gallagher died in 1995 of complications following a liver transplant at the age of 47. He was recognized by his peers as a great talent and powerful live performer, while preferring to maintain a quiet and humble lifestyle offstage.

Of special interest to jamfans will be the release of Notes From San Francisco, a 2-disc collection that includes never-before-heard studio sessions with saxophonist Martin Fierro (Zero, Jerry Garcia Band). Recorded in 1977, the masters were shelved at the time and have never seen the light of day until now. Fierro and violinist Joe O’Donnell joined Gallagher and his core band of bassist Gerry McAvoy and drummer Rod de’Ath for the San Francisco sessions.

Fierro passed away in March of 2008 after a short battle with cancer.


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David Ammon April 19, 2011, 23:46:17

Saw Rory in a little crap hole bar in Louisville Kentucky in 1972 or 73 where they payed for 3 consecutive nights. We had hitch-hiked from Danville where I was in school and slept at the bus station so we could make all three shows. We showed up early for each gig and got the best table (despite being underage) and talked to him every night. We ran out of money for the 3rd, last night but hung around to say goodbye as they loaded in. Rory, who remembered our names, asked if we were going to be there again and when we told him we couldn’t afford to he put us on the list, made sure we got the good table and a drink tab. All that and the most bitching music all weekend courtesy of the man. Thanks, Rory!

Tony clayton April 20, 2011, 16:28:52

Rory is the ultimate rock and roll hero. Saw him in New York and was able to shake his hand. No frills , just rock and roll. Thanks for the music Rory. God Bless you!

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