Green's brilliant playing was arrested by a 20-year struggle with mental illness and institutionalization, brought on by experimentation with LSD. Emerging with the help of friends, he played with the Peter Green Splinter Group from 1966-2004. He revived his career again with Peter Green and Friends, recently touring in Belgium and Holland. Here the group performs the soaring, dreamy instrumental "Albatross," a Green composition, at a concert in Amsterdam in February 2009 (h/t Harpslide):
At the same show, Peter plays fine riffs to the Freddie King instrumental "The Stumble":
Green is truly a bluesman who has had, in the lyrics of Robert Johnson, a "hellhound on my trail." It is a pleasure to see him smiling and playing those sweet tones again.