Remembering Terry Kath

Today would be the birthday of Terry Kath, the original guitarist for Chicago.  Kath continues to be an incredibly underrated artist and is, when you look at the band’s early music, incredibly responsible for a lot of its sound in that era.

There’s a quote from Robert Lamm I once read where he pointed out that Kath often wasn’t playing what would be considered traditional guitar parts. Instead they were more like what would be played by the left hand on a piano. It’s an observation that drastically impacted how I listened to his playing after that.

Kath deserves more acknowledgement for just what an incredible musician he was and not be judged by how people now see the band he once, by virtue of his outsized personality, seemed to lead.

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