Lonnie Mack – The Wham of That Memphis Man

b. July 18, 1941. Commercially, Lonnie never quite attained the heights of those he influenced. But influence he did …

Guitar players, true musicians, and real music fans realize that Lonnie was the Jimi Hendrix of his time. Between the era of Chuck Berry and the era of Hendrix there were a handful of guitar players like Lonnie Mack who were making ground-breaking music that paved the way for the Revolution. People like Dickey Betts and Stevie Ray Vaughan would tell you that without Lonnie they wouldn’t be who they were. That goes for all of us.

Warren Haynes