In the early 1960’s, Buddy Guy released hits such as “Ten Years Ago,” “First Time I Met the Blues,” “Keep it to Yourself,” “Let Me Love You Baby,” “Stone Crazy,” and “She Suits Me to a Tee.” Considered to be the musician who bridges the gap between rock and roll and blues, Buddy Guy has performed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. These musicians and many others credit Guy with influencing their style more than any other artist. More contemporary musicians, such as John Mayer, also credit Guy for his musical influences. In the new millennium, Buddy Guy continues to perform regularly. He most recently performed in 2012 at the White House, nudging President Obama to contribute a few lines of the song “Sweet Home Chicago.” In the same year he also published his autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story.
Overall, in Buddy Guy’s career, he has earned six Grammy Awards, a National Medal of the Arts, and the Century Award from Billboard Magazine. Buddy Guy also ranks on Rollin Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Buddy Guy Song List
- “Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues”
- “Mustang Sally”
- “Midnight Train”
- “Feels Like Rain”