Lou Martin

Celebrating and mourning Lou Martin who played keyboards for Rory Gallagher. His birthday is tomorrow and five days later is the anniversary of his death.

This is the only decent photograph I have of Lou (my Rory Gallagher negatives have seen better days) but I really like it. For me, the shot tells a story. Despite his back being toward my camera, there is emotion present from Lou's posture and his wild hair in motion. He's obviously into what he's playing and it's great to see the bliss on Rory's face as they are working off each other. 

 

LOU MARTIN
8/12/49 - 8/17/12

 

Lou displays his stellar playing in this video despite not being caught on camera...just as I barely caught him so I think this performance fits well with my photograph. It's also a kickass song.

 
 

Check out Rory Gallagher and the other amazing musicians in Everybody I Shot Is Dead.