Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there, but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.
"George "Buddy" Guy" is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells.
Guy was ranked 50th in Rolling Stone (magazine)/Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time/100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.
Guy's autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was released on May 8, 2012.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Buddy Guy on Wikipedia.
Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!
I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to.
But I was denied a record contract for 15 years, so I'm not going to be too picky about what I do. I don't have the juice to say no too many times.
The first guitar player I saw putting on a show was Guitar Slim - I must've been 13 years old - he came out riding that guitar, wearing a bright red suit. I thought; 'I wanna sound like BB King, but I wanna play guitar like THAT.
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'
I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.
I've Got Dreams to Remember.