"When A Guitar Plays The Blues"
Buchanan has long been considered one of the finest,
yet criminally overlooked guitarists of the blues rock
genre whose lyrical leads and use of harmonics would
later influence such guitar greats as Jeff Beck, his
one-time student Robbie Robertson, and ZZ Top's Billy
"Luckily, the blues label Alligator convinced Buchanan
to begin recording again by the middle of the decade,
issuing such solid and critically acclaimed releases
as 1985's When a Guitar Plays the Blues, 1986's Dancing
on the Edge, and 1987's Hot Wires."