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Buddy Guy

Born: 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Buddy moved to Chicago in 1957.

Biography: Buddy is a blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation. 'A key influence on Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy put the Louisiana hurricane in 1960s electric Chicago blues as a member of Muddy Waters' band and as a house guitarist at Chess Records.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Buddy Guy on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

When I left home :
ISBN: 0306819570 OCLC: 744287548

Da Capo Press, Boston : 2012.

A great blues guitarist chronicles his eventful life, from his modest upbringing in rural Louisiana to his rise to prominence in the Chicago blues scene to his becoming a lasting influence on famous musicians.