Buddy Guy to Release "Living Proof" on October 26
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:37:30
B.B. King Photos
Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the indefatigable Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof, on October 26. Living Proof is a historic first as it brings together the incomparable B.B. King and Guy on the introspective and moving lead single, "Stay Around a Little Longer." The landmark single represents the first time that these two blues titans have ever joined together on a studio release. 'Bout time, right?
In addition to the collaboration with B.B. King, Guy recruited fellow guitar legend Carlos Santana, who joins him on the slinky tune "Where The Blues Begins.
At 74 years young, Guy has been a major influence on rock titans and guitar gods like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues. In a career than spans nearly 50 years he has received 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Buddy Guy isn't "living proof"; he's a living legend.
Recently, Buddy Guy wrapped shooting the "Stay Around A Little Longer" video with B.B. King in Las Vegas.
What do you think of the Buddy Guy/B.B. King song? Isn't it incredible?