Buddy Guy

Arguably one of the most acclaimed blues guitarists of the 20th century, as well as a living link to the Chicago blues scene's 1950s heyday, Buddy Guy's show-stopping talents provided him with a career that spanned over ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

We Believe 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

Sam 'Hogman' Patin (Actor)

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Shine a Light 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

B.B. King: The Blues Summit 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Tribute 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Eric Clapton: Nothing But the Blues 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 (Movie)

Member--House Band (Actor)

B.B. King... Live at the Woodlands 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rainin' in My Heart: A Blues Mosaic 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (16)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

("Damn Right I Got The Blues") (Song Performer)

In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

("Damn Right I Got The Blues") (Song)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

("She Suits Me to A Tee") (Song)

Idiocracy 2006 (Movie)

("Hoodoo Man") (Song Performer)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

("Baby Please Don't Leave Me") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

("Snatch it Back and Hold It") (Song)

Southpaw 2000 (Movie)

("The First Time I Met the Blues") (Song Performer)

I Went Down 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

I Went Down 1998 (Movie)

("We're Ready") (Song Performer)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song Performer)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

("Feels Like Rain") (Song Performer)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

("Little Dab-A-Doo") (Song Performer)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

("Don't Know Which Way to Go") (Song Performer)

Biography

Arguably one of the most acclaimed blues guitarists of the 20th century, as well as a living link to the Chicago blues scene's 1950s heyday, Buddy Guy's show-stopping talents provided him with a career that spanned over five decades while influencing a generation of legendary rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton and Jonny Lang. He rose to fame in the 1950s with songs like "The First Time I Met the Blues" and "Stone Crazy," which were earmarked by his fiery string-bending and aching, intense vocals. Guy was also a notoriously powerful live performer who wowed crowds by playing his guitar behind his head and with his teeth and by employing feedback and distortion at least a decade before Hendrix and others would do the same with their own music. But like many veteran blues artists, Guy labored in obscurity for much of the 1970s and 1980s before a career revival in 1991, which saw him embracing pop and rock music with the same all-out sonic attack as his classic '50s sides. By the new millennium, Guy was unquestionably the most popular traditional blues player in the world, rivaled only by B.B. King - a status attained by his tireless devotion to playing his heart and soul before fans every night for nearly his entire life.

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