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Buddy Guy is an incredible blues guitarist and singer that made a huge impression on the blues in Chicago. Many famous musicians have credited as an influence. Some of those include: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy Page. Many fans will know him from having been a member of the Muddy Water's band and a phenomenal house guitarist at Chess Records, a record company based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in blues, R&B, soul and gospel and the early days of rock and roll. Buddy Guy is now touring. Audiences get your tickets now to see the man who the Rolling Stones listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time, where he came in at 30.


Buddy Guy Background

At the age of seven years old, Buddy taught himself how to play the guitar in his hometown of Lettsworth, Louisiana. He played on what is referred to as a two-string "diddley bow" handcrafted by Buddy Guy. A "diddley bow" is considered an American single-stringed instrument that is often associated with the sounds of blues. Generally, it is designed by using a single string of wire that is tightened between two nails on separate ends of a board over a glass bottle. The bottle helps to amplify the sound. Buddy Guy made his unique in that it consisted of two strings and lasted until he was given a Harmony acoustic guitar. The gifted guitar helped to push Buddy Guy's career forward and was later donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after his long career as a successful blues musician.

During the 1950s, Buddy Guy started to play in bands in Baton Rouge before moving to Chicago. It was in the Windy City that Guy became under the influence of Muddy Waters. Buddy Guy was signed a contract after a competition before recording with Cobra Records. He was a session musician for Junior Wells and Delmark Records, but used the pseudonym "Friendly Chap."

The Record Company was relatively conservative in how they pursued pushing Buddy Guy's talent. It took time after his recordings for any of them to actually be released. It was not until Left My Blues in San Francisco's release in 1967 that Guy was on a Chess album. Buddy Guy was more often than not used as a session guitarist for other important blues musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Koko Taylor.

In the mid1960s, Buddy Guy traveled to Europe as part of the American Folk Blues Festival and was on stage in 1969 in Staines, England with Led Zeppelin, Buddy Miles, Glenn Campbell, Roland Kirk and Eric Clapton. In spite of these good times, Buddy Guy started to see a decrease in interest of his talent. It was not until the blues were revived during the 1980s and 1990s with the rise in Eric Clapton that Guy was up and running again.

Overall, the music produced by Buddy Guy is Chicago blues in its styling and was once referred to as "noise." During an interview, Buddy Guy explained, "The purpose of me trying to play the kind of rocky stuff is to get airplay… I find myself kind of searching, hoping I'll hit the right notes, say the right things, maybe they'll put me on one of these big stations, what they call 'classic'… if you get Eric Clapton to play a Muddy Waters song, they call it classic, and they will put it on that station, but you will never hear Muddy Waters." In many ways, this quote reflects much about the career of the man who crafted his own "diddley bow" on which to learn how to make music. It truly does not get anymore beautiful than a young man creatively using what he has to make the music he wants to hear.

He has been referred to as a bridge between blues and rock and roll, but it is clear that his heart is close to the blues of Muddy Waters. So many attribute the contemporary blues musicians to Buddy Guy.


Buddy Guy Breakthrough

It is hard to say what constitutes a breakthrough for Buddy Guy, as he spent much of his time working sessions. What is for sure is that he feels strongly about his decision early on to follow his dream to live in Chicago, where he worked with famous blues musicians and honed his talent while gaining notoriety as one of the best guitarist around.


Buddy Guy Trivia

An interesting bit of trivia about Buddy Guy is that he has engraved every guitar he owns with the day he left his home state of Louisiana for Chicago to follow his passion in music. The date is September 25, 1957.


Buddy Guy Concert Experience

According to Eric Clapton, "Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive… if you see him in person, the way he plays is beyond anyone. Total freedom of spirit… he changed the course of rock and roll blues." There is no better source than Eric Clapton to reassure you that getting your tickets now to see Buddy Guy is one of the best decisions you could make.

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