At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s golden days of electric blues.
Guy has received seven Grammy® Awards, along with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and 37 Blues Music Awards – the most any artist has won. He has been honored with the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone magazine ranks him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
The title of Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s 18th solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s “Best Blues Album” Grammy-winner, Born to Play Guitar, showcases his raw and unadulterated sound. The new album is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.
A major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in the country’s musical evolution.