Legendary US blues guitarist, Buddy Guy, is perhaps the greatest of the second generation of Chicago bluesmen. Guy took the city's trademark aggressive sound to another level, both inspiring and competing with the rock superstars of the 60s. After serving with the Chess Records house band (appearing on albums by Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf among many others), Guy began recording for the label in his own right, issuing a string of incendiary tracks such as First Time I Met The Blues, and Stone Crazy. A flamboyant performer (Jimi Hendrix was an avowed fan and copied many of Guy's trademark moves), Guy also pioneered the controlled use of distortion and feedback, and was rightfully inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2005. A Buddy Guy live performance is a remarkable and awe-inspiring event.
Followers: Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler
Influenced By: Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Slim, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters...