35 years on the road with Rory Gallagher and Nine Below Zero
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"One of the best books I have ever read about a rock musician. Honest, funny and, in the end, very moving. It is a great tribute to Rory, and more than that one could not ask. All those who loved Rory, and there were many, will be incredibly grateful for this book."

Tony Palmer

Director of Irish Tour '74

"...a singular twist on the rock 'n' roll myth. We never quite crack the Gallagher enigma, but our appreciation is greatly enhanced."

Mojo magazine

"...a frank and at times moving account of life with Rory, seen from the other side of the stage. Required reading for fans."

Guitarist magazine

"Riding Shotgun presents a complex picture of a man who was charming, polite, painfully shy, obsessed with music, passionate about the blues, driven, often distant, probably lonely, careful with money and definitely a control freak. McAvoy's tribute to Rory Gallagher makes fascinating reading."

Irish Independent on Sunday

“…one of the most impressive autobiographies I've ever read, because it's a totally REAL and HUMAN story...It's the best book out yet on Rory to be sure by a long way and Gerry's own story is certainly a great read too.”


“A searingly, almost, at times, painfully raw, but endlessly fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of Gerry's years on the road with Rory.”

Ulster Television

Just a few of the comments made in the press, on television and on the official Rory Gallagher website about Gerry McAvoy's long-awaited autobiography, Riding Shotgun. Here you can find out more details about the book and place an order.


The autobiography Riding Shotgun