One of my cornerstone influences. Been stealing licks from Gales since the 90's, LOL. For me, there's nothing like playing (or listening to) high energy blues. If it wasn't for my love of the programming/Linux stuff, I'd more than likely play music full time.
Musicians, if you want to see a good example of how to "work a crowd", this is how you do it.
This is some of the most tasteful "shred" I've heard. Master class guitar by all players, but for me the highlight is at 3:30 when Nick Johnston takes his solo. I could listen to players like Nick and Guthrie Govan all day.