One of the truly great blues guitarists. Annoyingly, underrated. When A Guitar Plays The Blues may be one of the best albums around. Gotta wonder what Roy would have accomplished, much like Stevie Ray, had he lived longer.
Every note backed up by meant or unmeant human emotions! That's what makes a technically outstanding maestro such a great musician as Mr. Buchanan is! No matter what my musical journeys will be, I'll always remain grateful to him just for being a favorite guitar player of mine. :)
Jerry Garcia called Roy 'The Worlds Greatest Unknown Guitar Player' in the opening to the PBS documentary "Introducing Roy Buchanan" and it's no exaggeration! This documentary is freely available out there on the interweb [DON'T pay for it!] and I highly recommend it. Even better look for the Austin City Limits premier season session with Roy. Whatever you do find the Rockpalast performance as it just kills! These two are often on the same DVD. Again, don't pay for them as they circulate widely. It's hard to pick a favorite so a few of mine are: Roy's Bluez, Story of Issac, Country Preacher, Dual Soliloquy, Wayfairing Pilgrim and of course The Messiah (Will Come Again).
If you can't locate any of the videos mentioned above or want some live Roy let me know, I've got lots. :-)