Heard that former REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath has passed away. Way too young at 65, he’s certainly had his demons. Well before the HiInfidelity ballad days REO was a decent band with roots playing the bars in Southern Illinois.
I always thought that Gary was a talent that maybe didn’t get the recognition he deserved as REO gained fame for the more pop flavored tunes.
I’d sure have loved to see him play some more bluesy stuff on that Les Paul but here’s a song / solo that showcases him fairly well.