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Artist Showcase Winner: James Buddy Rogers

GSTV’s announces James Buddy Rogers as our March Artist Showcase winner

 

By the time he was just 10 years old, Canadian blues guitarist JamesBuddy” Rogers had already begun lifting riffs off his father’s blues records. By the tender age of 11, he’d formed his first band and started playing gigs. By the age of 15, his band Texas Storm was being booked by… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: The Guild Starfire – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Mick Taylor

There is something about the Guild Starfire and its arsenal of models that draws you in for a potential GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) attack. The various models of the Starfire have made their way in the hands of some true legends. Whether it be Buddy Guy and Bob Weir sporting a Starfire IV, or Jerry Garcia and his early Ginsberg-Era 60’s Starfire 3. This lineup has made its mark. Tonal range is a big part of the Starfire. When you go from predominantly rhythm player (Bob Weir) to… Read More

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Blues @ The White House: Jagger, BB King, Beck

Regardless of your politics, you gotta admit one thing: this White House really knows how to party, and we must admit, having a little blues jam with legends like Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, BB King, and Buddy Guy can make us forget for a while about stuff like unemployment, out-of-control spending and debt, and soaring gasoline prices. After all, don’t… Read More

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Great Performances: Greenwich Town Party Music Festival (Buddy Guy, etc)

The first annual Greenwich Town Party was a big hit, with a great musical lineup, a gorgeous site on Greenwich Harbor, perfect weather, flawless organization, and enthusiastic response from everyone who attended. Featured artists included Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Little Feat, Toots and the Mayalls, The Temptations, and several impressive local bands. Given its highly successful debut, The Greenwich… Read More

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Chicago Venues: Buddy Guy’s Legends


 

Nothing says blues like a dark smoky lounge. Buddy Guy’s Legends is just that: A no-frills, seedy blues joint located among the dorms and fast food restaurants of the South Loop. At this blues club (among Chicago’s best), it’s obvious that the most important thing is the music. How could it not be, with an owner like the legendary Buddy Guy, himself.

 

Plush furniture and expensive decor give way to a slew of cafeteria-style tables here, joined by chairs in the dining area and a… Read More

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Chicago Players: Buddy Guy (with B.B. King) – I Can’t Quit You Baby

Blues legends and old friends Buddy Guy and B.B. King play “I Can’t Quit You Baby” at King’s nightclub, with Guy singing and King throwing it down on “Lucille,” his black Gibson guitar. Lucille is based on the Gibson ES-355 but has certain modifications requested by King—most noticeably the Lucille script on the headstock, a maple neck, and the signature absence of F-holes at the top of the guitar, which King requested to reduce feedback.
 

“I Can’t Quit You Baby” is an… Read More

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