George Buddy Guy
George “Buddy” Guy (1936-Forever)
The man who persuaded me.
“I’m 74 Years Young“
I have always found it fascinating that greatest Blues Guitarists who influenced Buddy, were actually influenced by him as much, if not more.
Buddy Guy’s showmanship and at the same time modesty is worth its own story. Never dreaming of reaching any heights, he was beyond happy just being near his favorite Bluesmen.
Born in Louisiana’s countryside, without ever seeing running water until he was in his late teens. His first guitar experience was with a rubber band, then a two stringer which he made on his own (out of windscreen strings used to protect windows from mosquitoes) and taught himself how to play.
Exposed to the great Delta Blues Musicians of that time, Buddy began performing in the area before moving to Chicago in
A couple of decades later Buddy Guy had
Buddy is known for his signature Polka-Dot Fender Stratocaster. Passion for vintage tweed Fender amps and a rich choice of Ernie
Mr. Guy has been my personal influence, and belief that all things are possible regardless of your background, resources or any factors for that reason. I have always listened to his unique but most versatile style of playing with some extent of curiosity. It is almost as if his music answers my questions which I cannot even ask. It’s the feeling that got me closer in my search for Blues Guitar.
Thank you Buddy Guy, for sincere, unhinged, passionate protection of what kept so many people from despair and gave so many others hope and strength to move on. Thank you for keeping the Blues alive.