Rory Gallagher is the man who, without question, spearheaded and influenced the entire Irish rock movement. Remarkably, nearly 15 years after his untimely passing in June 1995, Rory’s music is as popular as ever with his legion of faithful followers. Rory’s music was his religion. The conviction and sincerity with which he projected it have assured him a place in rock history and earned him critical acclaim as one of the greatest torchbearers of driving, effusive rock and blues.
Ghost Blues is the definitive documentary with un-precedented access to the artist’s own archives, and rare audio interviews tell the story of how a talented young musician from Cork City became one of the most respected blues and rock guitarists in the world. Through contemporary and archive interviews, and with contributions from musicians such as Slash, The Edge and Johnny Marr amongst many others, ‘Ghost Blues’ assess Rory’s musical stature and the special influence he had during his short but exceptionally prolific life on musicians and artists from many different countries and many different musical genres.
Through the use of previously unseen archive performance footage, the film recaptures memories of the live shows for those who were there and for those who never saw him play live, allows a glimpse of the unforgettable experience that was a Rory Gallagher concert.