Posted by themusicsover on September 10, 2012
August 12, 1949 – August 17, 2012
Lou Martin was an Irish keyboardist who is best remembered for his years playing with Rory Gallagher. Martin was just six years old when he began learning the piano, and when he was around 19, he formed his first band, Killing Floor. During the early ’70s, he left the group to play with Gallagher. He played with Gallagher both live and on record through the early ’90s. He can be heard on such albums as Blueprint, Tattoo, Defender, and Fresh Evidence. Away from Gallagher, Martin played with the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, Chuck Berry, and Albert Collins. Having battled cancer and suffering a handful of strokes, Lou Martin passed away on August 17, 2012. He was 63.