Tag Archives: Buddy Guy

I Got the Blues

If this week’s weather isn’t quite doing it for you, then we can at least help put some Spring in your step with this latest talk-free edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring a pair of tracks from both Junior … Continue reading

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6-CD box set reveals studio, live mastery of late, great harmonica player and singer Junior Wells

Here’s another blues box set worth checking out: a compilation of tracks from throughout the career of vocalist and harmonica player Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., better known by his stage name of Junior Wells. Born in West Memphis, Arkansas, Wells moved to Chicago at age … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy proves The Blues is Alive and Well on latest album

With mentors like Memphis Slim and Muddy Waters and contemporaries like B.B. King all having moved on to a better place, blues legend Buddy Guy is fully aware of the role he plays in music today, having been charged by … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy dishes cool new blues on Nine Below Zero

We couldn’t let you head into the long weekend without making sure you’ve heard the first single off Buddy Guy‘s upcoming (June 15) release The Blues is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA Records), a biting take on the Sonny Boy Williamson … Continue reading

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The late Phil Guy shines again on My Blues, Baby concert DVD

There are plenty of blues men and women who never received the respect or attention they deserved, and perhaps no one was more criminally underrated than late blues guitarist and singer Phil Guy, a genuine blues brother to the legendary … Continue reading

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Now on CD: Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live at Checkerboard Lounge

A few years back, we told you about the Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago DVD that captured a historic 1981 performance from blues great Muddy Waters at Buddy Guy‘s Chicago club, during which Waters was joined onstage by the … Continue reading

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Guest post: Buddy Guy – A Blues Experience Like No Other

UK writer/blogger Breton Towler offers these thoughts on a recent performance from one of blues’ greatest at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Seven times a Grammy award winner and an inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yet he … Continue reading

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Play like Buddy Guy

For all of us aspiring guitarists who have long dreamt of playing with – or even like – Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning guitarist and the reigning king of the blues Buddy Guy, a new book of tabs from Hal … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Otis Clay among big winners at last night’s Blues Music Awards

The winners of the 37th Blues Music Awards were announced last night in Memphis, with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Otis Clay, Cedric Burnside, and Victor Wainwright each taking home a pair of awards in a five-way tie for the event’s big … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Jon Cleary snag blues, roots Grammys; Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt help pay tribute to B.B. King

It was a good night for the blues at Monday’s Grammy Awards, with Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, and Jon Cleary taking home awards for best blues album (Born to Play Guitar), best American roots performance (“See That My Grave is … Continue reading

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