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Browsing: Buddy Guy
There’s no one on the planet who comes close to sounding like him.
“Everything that’s happened to me so far, I just can’t believe, and I appreciate more than I can say.” – Toby Lee
When done right, more than any other music, the blues express that very duality. On Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Johnny Lang and Buddy Guy did it RIGHT.
Buddy has dedicated his recent years to giving back to the blues and keeping the genre alive, something he promised the late Muddy Waters he would do.
The label and its founders refused to record Guy playing in the style of his live shows, referring to it as “noise,” and instead they attempted to make his sound more widely accessible.
Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on ‘Chicago Plays the Stones’
“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs…”
“‘Mom, I’m gonna come back, and I’m gonna make so much money working in University of Chicago that I’m gonna drive a polka dot Cadillac.’”
Jeff Beck & Keith Richards appear on the song “Cognac,” Mick Jagger lends his vocals to “You Did the Crime,” and James Bay guests on “Blue No More.”
“…We feel extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from both fans and artists over the years to create some truly historic and incredible memories in this space.”
“I believe that the lineup we have this year is probably one of the strongest, if not the best, that we’ve ever produced in our past 24 years.”