All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

The Blues' most electrifying guitarist, Guy has remained a vital and current musician, moving blues forward without losing sight of its roots. He’s renowned for his raw, blistering vocals and high-voltage guitar playing. Guy regards himself as a “caretaker of the blues.” Having learned from the likes of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Guitar Slim and Magic Sam, he explains, “I just take what they taught me and keep adding to it.”

George “Buddy” Guy was born in 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana. His earliest influences included T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Slim and Lightnin’ Hopkins - blues musicians who were all uniquely expressive stylists and showmen. Guy’s high-energy showmanship also owed a debt to Guitar Slim, of “The Things That I Used to Do” fame. Along the way, he developed his own style, typified by a fierce, staccato attack and tense, single-note solos.

Read more

78 Photos View in Slideshow


Date Time Detail Price
Jul20Fri 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Buddy Guy
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA
Jul25Wed 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Jonny Lang w/ Buddy Guy
The Space At Westbury
Westbury, NY
Jul27Fri 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Buddy Guy
South Shore Music Circus
Cohasset, MA
Aug9Thu 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Quinn Sullivan, Buddy Guy
The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Aug10Fri 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Kara Grainger
The Blue Note Grill
Durham, NC
$8 - 8
Aug10Fri 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Quinn Sullivan, Buddy Guy
The Canyon Club
Agoura Hills, CA
Aug11Sat 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Buddy Guy
The Rose
Pasadena, CA



Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix
guitar, electric
B.B. King B.B. King
guitar, electric
Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf
John Mayall John Mayall
Albert King Albert King
guitar, electric
Otis Rush Otis Rush
guitar, electric