Song of the Day: Roy Buchanan – “The Messiah Will Come Again” (Live 1976)

Today marks the birthday of late guitar master Roy Buchanan, who was born on this day in 1939. Here’s a spellbinding live performance on Austin City Limits of a song that originally appeared on his 1972 self-titled album; give it a look and you’ll quickly understand why his work is so highly respected and influential. Buchanan died on August 14, 1988, the cause of which was ruled a suicide, specifically hanging himself in his own jail cell with his shirt after being arrested for public intoxication following a domestic dispute. There are those, including family, who doubted that’s what really happened though, as some feel the local police may have had something to do with it.

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