March 2 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM on PBS ThinkTV
March 5 & 11 @ 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM on PBS WCET
George “Buddy” Guy is a living legend, a blues master who transcended his early years as a sharecropper in Louisiana to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In the 1950s, Guy quickly rose to prominence as the guitarist for Waters and Howlin’ Wolf in the iconic Chicago blues scene. He is also a main influence for acts like The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more.
As a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and an eight-time GRAMMY winner, Guy is a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in America’s musical evolution. Combining footage from the American Masters’ Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, and addition performances, the program includes interviews with Guy, who talks about his life and rich career.
Don’t miss this free televised event!