The BBC Sessions series is, quite frankly, the best 'live' portfolio sound sessions that are going. The Beeb and Rory loved each other and it's evident from the worship that Rory had for the old grey whistle test and the volumes of exposure the Beeb gave his work.
Is Rory any good and does he compare to other rock/blues musicians? God yes! Having listened to a hell of a lot of rock in the last 25 years (ok Im 40 ish) AND having recently discovered this Irish music magician, I cannot believe how good the music is.
Rory is talented, clever, emotional, subtle and, occasionally none of these. For those people who seek out the Hendrix electric blues, for those who are the 'intelligensia' of rock (or who arent!), who like blues guitar, then choose Rory.
Rory G is one of those hidden gems that is a "best kept secret" by those who know him as the best rock/blues musicians going. There is. literally, No-one better, only at best, on par. This album, is in my opinion, up there with Rory's "Irish tour" as a delicious play in the sports car or after a few drinks to love or be annoyed by the world.
buy Sessions, buy Rory....buy fabulous music; it doesnt get any better. ever.