From the birth of rock 'n' roll to his puzzling death in 1988, guitarist Roy Buchanan forged a wildly emotive style melding blues, country, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. With a genius for expression that ranged from explosive to heartbreaking, and an astonishing arsenal of techniques, Buchanan was on the road to fame in 1957 - at age 17. But this enigmatic, demon-chasing guitarist became a reluctant superstar, and even turned down an offer to join the Rolling Stones. Revealing his driving forces, this vivid narrative zeroes in on Buchanan's odyssey through America's honky-tonks and beer joints, where he played free from the trappings of fame. It is a bittersweet portrayal of an American guitar hero who thrived simply for the next opportunity to rock.