Chillin’ with blues legend Buddy Guy backstage at the Commodore

By Steve Newton

Here’s me hangin’ with one of my fave all-time bluesmen, Mr. Buddy Guy.

It was backstage at the Commodore Ballroom, one of the top concert venues in Vancouver. I remember this meeting well, because the former proprietor of the Commodore, local legend Drew Burns, also showed up to say hi to Buddy.

You might have noticed that I dressed to impress, wearing my Chicago Blackhawks jacket in deference to Buddy’s sweet home, and my Stevie Ray t-shirt, ’cause Buddy loved him too.

I’ve been lucky enough to have interviewed the man five times so far. He’s simply one of the best, and a real nice fella too.

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