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The blues superstar talks her huge new album, covering Dylan, Sam Cooke, and her father, as well as playing at the White House, paving her own way, and being presented the mantle as the new “Queen of the Blues”!
Guy, 76, is one of the pioneers in the Chicago blues style that pushed the sound of the electric guitar to the forefront of blues music. It was a version of the blues that drifted over the Atlantic to Britain and echoed back in the heart-pounding rock sound of Led Zeppelin
In recognition of the impact of Blues Music on American culture, and in conjunction with Black History Month, President Obama and the First Lady will be hosting a number of blues artists at the White House on Tuesday, February 22nd. Among the artists performing are B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keb’ Mo’, recent Grammy winners Susan
John Lee Hooker, the dynamic and immortal bluesman who continues to be one of the most influential figures in music, has announced his official independent candidacy for presidency in 2012.