Chris Rea – British Singer and Guitarist

Blues-tinged guitar rock is one of my favorite types of music (think Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, very early Fleetwood Mac).  I’m always thrilled to hear talented musicians in this genre for the first time.  Recently I discovered Chris Rea, a very talented guitarist, song writer and vocalist.

Chances are the only song by Chris that you are familiar with is his 1978 hit “Fool (If You Think It’s Over), but his album “The Road to Hell” is a modern masterpiece of great guitar playing, lyrics and vocals.  Highly recommended.  (His album Espresso Logic, while not as consistently good as “The Road to Hell,” is also worth listening to.)

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