George “Buddy” Guy is a blues guitarist and singer from Lettsworth, Louisiana. He has played an key role in Chicago blues by influencing artists such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and John Mayer. In the sixties, Guy played guitar with Muddy Waters at Chess Records and from there he started a partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells.
Guy’s career took off in the late 80s and early 90s when the blues revival was occurring. He signed with Silverstone Records and now every January, Guy plays shows for a month at his Chicago blues club, Buddy Guy’s Legends.
His music is most often put into the category of Chicago Blues, but with each performance, it can range from experimental rock to soul and free jazz. Guy is often referred to as the bridge between blues and rock and roll.