In February 2009 he began playing and touring again, this time as Peter Green and Friends. In May 2009 he was the subject for the BBC Four documentary “Peter Green: Man of the World”, produced by Henry Hadaway.
Green and the band subsequently played a tour of Ireland, Germany and England. They went on to play several dates in Australia during March 2010, including the Byron Bay Bluesfest. The band were supported by singer-songwriter Garron Frith on their UK tour dates during May 2010.
Playing style and song writing
Green has been praised for his swinging shuffle grooves and soulful phrases and favoured the minor mode and its darker blues implications. His distinct tone can be heard on “The Super-Natural”, an instrumental written by Green for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers’ 1967 album A Hard Road.
This song demonstrates Green’s control of harmonic feedback. The sound is characterized by a shivering vibrato, clean cutting tones and a series of ten-second sustained notes. These tones were achieved by Green controlling feedback on a Les Paul guitar.
Perhaps the best example of Green’s economy and sense of proportion – alongside an exquisite tone – is found on John Mayall’s recording of the Elmore James classic ‘It Hurts Me Too’.
Green remains ambivalent about his songwriting success and more recently stated to Guitar Player magazine:
“ Oh, I was never really a songwriter. I was very lucky to get those hits. I shouldn’t have been distracted from my fascination with the blues… I have been known to come up with the odd bit, but I’m not all that wild about the big composer credit.
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