Buddy Guy article

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  1. WrayGun

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    I pretty much agree.

    Who else is left?

    Some of the Austin Blues folks, but many/most of them are in their 60’s, and they’re 3rd/4th generation.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for posting.
     
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    Buddy Guy ....... One of the very best entertainers I ever saw.

    A truly great bluesman, an amazing musician and a man I'll never forget.

    Thank you Buddy Guy .......

    .......... And please, don't stop yet, at least not for a while. We're never, ever gonna tire of you.
     
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    Loved this, even if rather sad.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Cool! Never saw him. Got tickets for a show coming up next month! :D
     
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    Big up for posting this article. It’s quite well written. I’ve seen Buddy Guy several times. I’m never disappointed.
     
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    When I saw him he was talking about being embarrassed that bottled water was being sold at his concert... he had always been stuck drinking the water straight out of the river as a kid and felt like it was wrong to be profiting off water.

    Makes sense when you read some of the stories in that article. I can't imagine going to a bar and playing and not having eaten for several days.

    The other thing (among many) that really impressed me is the concert I saw was supposed to be outside. It got moved inside due to rain... it got put inside a high school auditorium, which was pretty small... they had enough firepower to make everyone deaf. Quinn Sullivan came out first and was really loud. When Buddy Guy came out he had recognized it was too loud and did a quick sound check with the audience to get the level right... the sound was fantastic.
     
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    I’ve seen Buddy at least 8 times. He’s an amazing entertainer and a great musician and singer. One time I was on a business trip to Chicago. Staying at the Hilton that’s a block away from Buddy’s club. Walked over there on a winter weeknight and theres a Stevie Ray Vaughn wanna be playing to 25 people in the club. Bored, I wandered around the big club and saw one guy alone, in the dark, sitting at a closed bar at the back of the place.

    It’s Buddy. I walk up, introduce myself and we sit there for an hour talking guitars, amps and music. I told him it was great to meet him, and he said thanks for just being a fellow player! Whoa, Buddy called me a fellow player!
     
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    Alvin Youngblood Heart and Gary Clark Jr.
     
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    I'm glad that I was able to a little time at the Checkerboard, in the 1980s. He owned it, and usually worked the bar when I was there. I tried to sell him a 1954 strat, but at $1,000 that I was asking, he felt it was too high.

    Junior Wells sat at the bar in his fedora, drinking cognac until he took the stage around 11PM.
     
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    I saw this article yesterday. Buddy cemented my love for the blues back in ‘85. It’s the first time I saw him. I was 18 and had just graduated high school. I saw him play no less than a 100 times by the time I was 23. I was seeing guys like Otis Rush, Lefty Dizz and Son Seals as well. Buddy’s brother Phil was quite talented also and a real character. I used to hang with him at shows.
     
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    Blues will never die. Its not about what you play it is how you play it. If you can feel what your playing and can emote that to others, it is blues.

    The greats may be leaving but others will fill the space.
     
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    Thanks for posting the link. A huge Buddy fan here! My wife and I saw him a couple of years ago in Atlanta where he put on an amazing show.

    Tom
     
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    I saw Buddy in 2017 and he spoke of the burden he carries as the last bluesman of his generation. He also dished on Clapton. Heineken with ice does not sound like a good idea, but I'll listen to him any time he sings, speaks, or plays.
     
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    Here’s Buddy with some real Chicago blues. Some good close-ups of a young Buddy “shredding” around the 3-minute mark.




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    You gotta have Hart
     
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    I think this sums up my take on blues these days (in cover acts, not Gary Clark, etc.):

    "As he talks, he keeps his eyes fixed on the stage, where a young guitar player is strenuously performing an overstuffed solo on “Sweet Home Chicago.” In this club, you are as likely to hear that song as you are to hear “When the Saints Go Marching In” at Preservation Hall. The youngster is a reverent preservationist, playing the familiar licks and enacting the familiar exertions: the scrunched face, the eyes squeezed shut, the neck craned back, all the better to advertise emotional transport and the demands of technical virtuosity. It’s fair to say that Buddy Guy, having done much to invent these licks and these moves, is not impressed. The homage being paid seems only to embarrass him."
     
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    I saw him play here in Dublin back in the 80's.

    One of those gigs where random strangers were hugging each other there was so much love in the place.

    Don't think I ever saw such a happy band on a stage before or since.

    Still makes me smile thinking of it :)

    Blues as a celebration of our ability to overcome troubles....
     
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