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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy
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Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy

June 7, 2010 A living legend of Chicago blues, Guy serves as the face of the blues for many fans, young and old.

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Studio Sessions

Buddy Guy's new double album is titled Rhythm & Blues.

August 23, 2013 The legend performs songs from his new album, Rhythm & Blues, and celebrates his 77th birthday.

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Mavis Staples performs with The Roots at the Climate Rally on the National Mall on April 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

February 20, 2012 Hear archival conversations with Buddy Guy, R.L. Burnside, Mavis Staples and Koko Taylor.

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November 24, 2008 The blues-guitar legend comes to World Cafe to play some of his sweet electric blues.

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October 31, 2005 Buddy Guy's new CD pairs him with guests from Tracy Chapman and John Mayer to Keith Richards.

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Interviews & Profiles

"I didn't learn nothing from a book," Buddy Guy tells NPR's Neal Conan. "I learned by ... being quiet, keep your ears open and listen."

June 5, 2012 In When I Left Home, the venerable blues guitarist writes about leaving Louisiana for Chicago.

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Reviews

Buddy Guy's new two-disc set is titled Rhythm & Blues.

August 6, 2013 The 77-year-old legend's new album boasts celebrity cameos, but the jolts come with his guitarwork.

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November 1, 2006 As an artist, Guy may have been the missing link between traditional blues and rock 'n' roll.

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More Stories

Buddy Guy performs live on Mountain Stage in May 2001.

August 26, 2013 Hear a May 2001 performance from the blues legend.

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Can't Quit the Blues

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  • Album: Can't Quit the Blues
  • Artist: Buddy Guy
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2006
 

Blues Singer

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  • Album: Blues Singer
  • Artist: Buddy Guy
  • Label: Jive
  • Released: 2003
 

Skin Deep

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  • Album: Skin Deep
  • Artist: Buddy Guy
  • Label: Sony/BMG
  • Released: 2008