I think Chris is not really "famous", here in the Netherlands either, most people know him of his 1980 songs like Driving home for X-mas, Josephine, On the beach etc. And there is so much more! When I discovered his blues (the blue juxebox, Road to hell, Blue Guitars...) , I really discovered his big quality, his slide guitar
. I did fall in love instantly
Even Clapton became a lesser God to me! And I really was into him ever since I was 13.(48 now)
I hope we can enjoy Chris his music for a very long time.
I'm sorry for you guys you don't live in Holland or Europe
I'm going to his concert in Amsterdam for the third time and looking really really forward to it. And I feel myself blessed
. I rather would see Chris Rea than(then?) Eric Clapton, although his old blues is still beautiful
I really feel sorry if you don't get a chance to see him! And very curious to his new material( but who isn't).