That time Warren Haynes told me that Albert King might be the biggest influence on rock guitar ever

By Steve Newton

When it comes to blues guitar, everybody’s got their favourite King. Lots love B.B. Some prefer Freddie. And then there’s others who think Albert is tops.

Warren Haynes is one of those.

When I interviewed Haynes in October of 1994, he was touring with the Allman Brothers, who were out promoting their Where it All Begins album. But the year before he had released his first solo album, Tales of Ordinary Madness, and had dedicated it to Albert King.

When I asked him about that I found out just how much Warren revered the Velvet Bulldozer, and how influential he thought he was.

Have a listen:

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