Earlier this year, Buddy Guy released Skin Deep, featuring the title cut about racial equality. “Underneath, we’re all the same” says Buddy in the chorus, and just a few months after its release, a young Chicagoan was elected as our first black President. Coincidence? Maybe, but I think Buddy Guy tapped into a movement with the song. Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny was so moved, he created this touching video:
Our current emphasis track with radio is “Best Damn Fool.” Click to listen!
Congratulations to Buddy Guy on Skin Deep being nominated for Grammy® for Best Traditional Blues Album! Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Pinetop Perkins & Friends are the acts Buddy is competing with for what would be his 6th Grammy®. Buddy Guy was also recognized with the first “Great Entertainer of Illinois” Award earlier this year.
And of course, Buddy Guy and his guitar play a role in the new film Cadillac Records, as part of Muddy Water’s band that helped create Rock and Roll. I look forward to seeing it one of these days (as well as The Punisher).
And finally, here’s a bit of the man himself, who will be on tour next year with B.B. King!