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Posted By webbie,
Feb 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM
My man, Buddy Guy!
I have to see this special.......
I'll have to watch that one. I love the blues !
If I want to listen to Buddy Guy, I have to search him on Youtube...
I've seen him 6 or 7 times, had him play at our table in a casino setup, saw him in his little club in Chicago and strummed his guitar - along with my then 8 year old son - at Ben and Jerrys Free Festival in Sugarbush VT.....
He's a down home dude.....both he and Big O did pretty well, considering where they came from. Buddy is not one of those celebs who thinks too highly of himself...and not of others. He's just happy to be doing what he is doing....always smiling.
I found out part of the reason when I walked by his tour bus in the parking lot of a concert one evening - the doors opened and a cloud of smoke came out.
I was going to post in the "top 100" thread that he deserves to be higher than #30 - especially considering his influence on Jimi.
here is a link to a site that talks a little about the concert http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/02/22/president-obama-performs-with-mick-jagger-bb-king-buddy-guy-warren-haynes-derek-trucks-susan-tedeschi-and-jeff-beck/
derek trucks and warren are my favorite
Well, that would have been a perfect opportunity to tell Buddy about the benefits of burning properly seasoned wood...less smoke!
i thought the special was great just wished it was longer .did anyone else watch it
OH yes Buddy Guy, I have worked for him a many times when we were in the landscaping business. First at his new house, then when HE moved to HIS house. That was one hell of a house. He would never give me any passes to the House of Blues. Nice guy, but he had a hard time spending that $$$$$. I guess it's like anything else, once you the PERSON not the name. Things are different.
The first time I saw Buddy Guy was on my 18th birthday in 1988. I was working the show so I probably met him. I have his and John Lee Hooker's autographs from that night somewhere. He completely knocked me out! I thought he was just crazy! Man could he play for an old guy. I saw him again about 15 years ago and most recently I saw him about 2 years ago in the same theater as in 1988 and he was just as good and now he really is an old guy!. In fact he was better because he has upgraded to a wireless setup and he not only ran up and down the aisles, but took the steps up the our cheap seats and the balcony and played right next to us!
He is an American treasure and a living legend.