When Buddy Guy returns to his eponymous Chicago blues club for his annual January residency (kicking off Jan. 4), the iconic music maker will be a man on a mission.
There is nothing like standing in the presence of greatness. Now, I'm no great blues aficionado. I honestly wish I knew more about blues than I do, but even if the simple name doesn't precede him, it only takes about 5 seconds on guitar for you to recognize the greatness of Buddy Guy! The man shines like gold.
Dave Hoekstra sits down for an in-depth chat with the great Buddy Guy, who starts his annual residency at Buddy Guy’s Legends on Thursday 1/4.
Blues Blast Magazine
“Buddy Guy just hit the spot for me.” Jeff Beck leaned back in the overstuffed couch in a studio loft in London’s Soho District. He was there to shoot a guitar magazine cover shot with his mentor Buddy Guy. I asked him to put Buddy’s mojo into words. Where did the blues master get his secret sauce? The year was 1991.
American Blues Scene
In the world of blues, George “Buddy” Guy reigns supreme. At 81 years old he has seen and done it all. Jimmy Page has called him “an absolute monster,” and Stevie Ray Vaughan said, “Without Buddy Guy, there would be no Stevie Ray Vaughan.”