You see, when I was fifteen I wore out a copy of Robin Trower's album, "Bridge of Sighs." I had a surfer friend of mine draw a windswept wave on the album sleeve, then recreate that on the wall of my bedroom. So when the 40th Anniversary tour for Bridge of Signs came along, I was all-in.
With then lead singer and bassist, James Dewar, Trower and "Bridge of Signs" attracted the attention of harder rock, long-hairs like myself quickly. The three-instrument, Power Trio nature of the original Robin Trower band was reminiscent of Cream and Hendrix. That's what got me.