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Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with John Mayer, Carlos Santana and more.

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

1h 22m

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with John Mayer, Carlos Santana and more.

Previews + Extras

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    Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

    S35 E9 - 1m 58s

    Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more.

  • How blues legend Buddy Guy got his hands on his first guitar: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How blues legend Buddy Guy got his hands on his first guitar

    S35 E9 - 3m 38s

    Buddy Guy’s first guitar cost his father two dollars and only had two strings on it. He would go to sleep with it in his hand, walked around with it and played until his fingers almost bled. He taught himself his favorite John Lee Hooker song on that guitar.

  • The two people Buddy Guy admires most as a musician: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The two people Buddy Guy admires most as a musician

    S35 E9 - 1m 41s

    On a trip to Germany, Buddy Guy met some of his musical heroes, including John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton. Meeting them was a huge achievement for Guy; he said, “I don't care if I ever get a chance to make a record or nothin'. I done met the people who I admired the most as a musician."

  • Buddy Guy's Grammys: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Buddy Guy's Grammys

    S35 E9 - 1m 27s

    Buddy Guy discusses the gratitude he feels for winning multiple nine Grammys, including his first, which he won for his song "Damn Right I've Got the Blues."

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