Buddy Guy is the Shakespeare of blues guitar, channeling its basic elements into a unique language with universal appeal. He's the Houdini of blues guitar, doing things that ought to be impossible and making them look easy. He's a showman. He's a shaman. He's the man without whom both blues and rock would sound radically different. He put Chicago blues on the map, and then proceeded to conquer the rest of the world.
As one of the finest blues guitarists alive, and with a storied career spanning more than 50 years, Buddy Guy has nothing left to prove. Yet he still plays like he does. Guy is the guitar hero's guitar hero, inspiring pretty much every great six-string-slinger of the '60s, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton. Once again, Buddy Guy will leave your singed-but-satisfied ears little doubt about why guitarists consider him the crucial link between blues and rock.