Been listening to him for years. First time I got to see him was back in 2009 when he opened for Derek Trucks here in Houston at the HOB. My dad had been staying with me as he was battling cancer, and told me that day he wanted to go to the show with me. He went even though he had to stand most of the time. After Gary opened, my dad said, man that guy is good, he is going to be a star. When Derek started playing, looked to my left and Gary was standing there. Got to say hi and thank him for a great set. That was my dad's last concert to go to, but great way to go out.