Buddy Guy’s long-anticipated book on his life, When I Left Home: My Story has finally hit store shelves.
In his memoir, Buddy Guy, heralded as the greatest blues guitarist of all time, recounts his journey from “middle of nowhere” Louisiana to blues central Chicago and stages all over the world, playing wiht the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards, his friend and idol B.B. King, and Jeff Beck.
“I Followed the blues ever since I was a young child. Followed the blues from aplantation way out in the middle of nowehre to the knife-and-gun concrete jungle of Chicago. The blues took my life and turned it upside down. Had me going places and doing things that, when I look back, seem crazy. The blues turned me wild. They brought out somethign in me that I dind’t even know whas there. So mere I an — a seventy-five-year-old man sitting on a bar stool in a blues club, trying to figure out exactly how I got here. Any way you look at it, it’s a helluva story”