Monday, April 2, 2012

A to Z: Buddy Guy

I love the blues. It is music for everyone since we all get the blues sometimes. Also I think it attracts me since it is the roots of rock that seduced me in my younger days. I've been fortunate to see a lot of great blues men (and woman) in my life. I've seen greats I'll never be able to see again in my lifetime Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Hubert Sumlin to name a few. I've seen other greats as well like B.B.King, Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland and more. I'm not trying to brag I said I was fortunate. There are others I never got the chance to see. However, one of the greats I wanted to see was Buddy Guy.

Here is a clip from youtube:

Some how whenever he was in town I wasn't. Whenever he had a show I was broke. Whenever he was around I had other plans. Somehow, someway, something always kept me from being able to see Buddy Guy. Well finally he was in town playing in part of the Experience Hendrix Tour. Somehow, someway, I made darn sure I was covering that show! I mean I love guitars, I love the music of Hendrix, and I liked the artists on the bill. Finally I got to see Buddy Guy! Here is a picture I took:

You can read my review of the show here Unfortunately, I only got to see him play a little. However, he did show his greatness. Yes, I want to see him again hopefully, I will get the chance.

1 comment:

Pearson Report said...

Thank you for the introduction to Buddy Guy. I know very little about the blues...although I enjoy it - I feel I'm learning something when I drop by your place.

Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.