Blues Guitarist Buddy Guy in PBS Special

Christina Knight | April 2, 2022
A man in black holds guitar and leans to side towards guitar's arm

Buddy Guy in a past decade. Photo courtesy Brad Hitz.

Buddy Guy: True to the Blues premieres Thursday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Stream with THIRTEEN Passport.

Eight-time GRAMMY Award winner George “Buddy” Guy is one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Born in 1936 and raised in Lettsworth, Louisiana, he rose to prominence in the 1950s as the guitarist for Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf in the iconic Chicago blues scene, directly inspiring Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and many more. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Guy is a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in the country’s musical evolution.

Combining footage from the American Masters documentary, Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, with additional performances, Buddy Guy: True to the Blues includes interviews Guy, who talks about his life and rich career. It also features interviews with Tom Hambridge, Buddy’s music producer, and musicians Guy influenced, including Gary Clark, Jr., Eric Clapton and John Mayer.

See more information on Buddy Guy on his official site; it includes his current tour dates, including April 6, 2022, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ.

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