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BY BOB CIANCI
KEEPIN’ THE BLUES ALIVE!
For over 50 years, Buddy Guy has produced startlingly raw, soulful, dynamic music.
Along with his friend and mentor, B.B. King, and several other blues pioneers, Guy created
the model for edgy electric blues and rock guitar—and along the way influenced a few
such obscure, little-known players as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and
Stevie Ray Vaughan, not to mention thousands and thousands of other guitarists.