On this Andy Powell interview: Tracing a lifetime of musical success to ONE bold move he made, early on in his career (with Richie Blackmore)… Tons of stories: opening up for The Who for his first gig (age 14), Deep Purple… working with Tom Dowd, Miles Copeland, Martin Birch & Bill Szymczyk… smoking hash in Marrakesh… Seeing Clapton, Hendrix, Cream, Fairport Convention, Peter Green, John Mayall (w/ Mick Taylor) in concert… the deliberate decision to come up with the twin lead guitar sound. His work ethic and how it informed his attitude and success in music… Being so broke, the band was literally starving… What business old record companies were REALLY in, and why “It’s not about Andy, it’s about the Band.” AWESOME convo with a lovely guy
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Andy Powell is a founding member and guitarist of the British rock band Wishbone Ash. Wishbone Ash was one of the earliest bands to have twin guitars playing. The band still tours worldwide and has released 26 studio LPs, 11 Live LPs and 5 Live DVDs. Over the years Andy’s received tons of accolades including appearing in Rolling Stone’s "Top 20 Guitarists of All Time" list. Andy was born on the East End of London, and grew up in Hemel Hempstead but has been living here in the states in Connecticut for quite some time now.
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