That time Buddy Guy told me how badly he wanted Stevie Ray Vaughan’s photo on his album cover

By Steve Newton Buddy Guy is one of my favourite old-school blues guitarists, right up there with Albert King, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. I've been fortunate enough to have interviewed him five times, and seen him perform live many more times than that. I did my first interview with Buddy in August of '91, … Continue reading That time Buddy Guy told me how badly he wanted Stevie Ray Vaughan’s photo on his album cover

That time I asked Buddy Guy about the greatest musical moment of his life and it turns out there’s a few

By Steve Newton I've been fortunate enough to have interviewed Buddy Guy five times so far, and every time I did I was psyched to chat with him. In case you didn't know, that dude can play! And he was playing particularly well the first time I talked to him, back in 1991, just after … Continue reading That time I asked Buddy Guy about the greatest musical moment of his life and it turns out there’s a few

That time Buddy Guy told me about Muddy Waters bringing him sandwiches when he was hungry

By Steve Newton Here's an interesting tidbit from the first interview I did with Buddy Guy, back in 1991. At one point in the conversation I asked Buddy about this story in his record-company bio about the time he was starving in Chicago and Muddy Waters "force-fed him salami sandwiches". Have a listen:   To … Continue reading That time Buddy Guy told me about Muddy Waters bringing him sandwiches when he was hungry

That time I asked Buddy Guy why he was such a huge influence on Clapton and Beck

By Steve Newton Buddy Guy is one of the most influential guitar players of all time, having been a major inspiration for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. When I did my first interview with Guy, back in August of 1991, he had just released his album Damn … Continue reading That time I asked Buddy Guy why he was such a huge influence on Clapton and Beck