Meet Ollie Halsall, the best guitar player you’ve never heard of before now.
That’s some pretty insane stuff for any era, but considering that came out in 1972, it’s beyond wild. If you’ve got some time to spare, do a little digging on YouTube. His body of work is ridiculous. As his former mate in Patto once said of him, “Ollie may not have been the best guitarist in the world, but he was certainly among the top two.”
Eh, here’s one more cut, from Patto’s second album, the title cut, “Hold Your Fire”, with its jaw dropping start from Halsall.