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Well he was also in the touring line up for Level 42....Something insightful that AH said in an interview has always stayed with me - that he is repelled by the idea of “strumming” because that relegates the guitar to being an even more percussive instrument than it already is which is something that he never wanted to express himself with.
A flawed observation about AH “not being able to play guitar” perhaps might be formed if he was asked to hack out Wagon Wheel at a happy hour but graciously declined to participate. That’s the only scenario where a party unfamiliar with his life’s work might arrive at such a notion.
He did play in the usual covers bands when he was starting out so I’d say he’s probably on par with 99% of TGP’ers in the guitar playing stakes at that level.