“Van the Man”. I picked up a greatest hits album somewhere along the way it remains an all time favorite of mine. Can’t believe I’ve never dug deeper into his works, as is my usual habit. No one else can compare to him.
I'm Irish, and I love the blues. Van has been a part of my musical consciousness forever. There was a rough patch in my life with which I associate his music which causes me consternation, but I recognize his contributions as seminal.
Here's a beautiful song by a recently deceased writer and performer with a pipe smoker's ease.