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Buddy Guy

‘Delta Inspiration’

A highly requested musician, I’m proud to have put this piece together as another collaboration with photographer Ueli Frey of Switzerland, who graciously allowed me to paint from his photo of Buddy in concert in 2008 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

After decades of paying his dues, Buddy Guy has emerged as the most heralded bluesman of his generation, a hugely influential guitarist and passionate, dynamic live performer.

Buddy, born July 30th, 1936 began as a sideman in Baton Rouge, and came to Chicago in 1957 at the age of 21. He was “adopted” by Muddy Waters, who encouraged the young bluesman.

He quickly won a local reputation for his wild live shows, in the style of his first big influence, Guitar Slim. Later Buddy absorbed the smoother sounds of B.B. King, but he simply couldn’t (and wouldn’t) control the frenzy of his music.

In the 1990s, he was signed to the Silvertone label and his fans Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck joined him for his DAMN RIGHT I’VE GOT THE BLUES CD. The album along with the accompanying video launched Buddy as a headliner, playing not only blues festivals but also major rock venues. He hasn’t looked back since.

When not on the road, Buddy spends most of his time at his famous Buddy Guy’s Legends club, easily the top blues spot in Chicago, if not the world.

I held a contest to name the painting on-line, and it was appropriately named “Delta Inspiration” by Bryan Schwab, a 13 yr. old guitar slinger from Oil City, PA who has played on stage with Buddy. Thanks Bryan!

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This reproduction has an image area of 27” x 19” (68.6 cm x 48.3 cm)

Limited Edition of 250 prints.


$349 – plus $8.95 shipping    (Note, the copyright image will not appear on your print).


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