Happy Birthday Buddy Guy: Performing Live At Red Rocks In 2013

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Acclaimed blues guitarist Buddy Guy was born in Lettsworth, Louisiana on this date in 1936. Guy moved to Chicago in 1957, where he became a protégé of Muddy Waters and embarked on a legendary career.

Buddy blended traditional blues with jazz, rock and music from other genres to create a sound all his own. The guitarist has been honored in many ways over the years including eight Grammy wins, induction into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame in 2008 and into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005. Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are among those who count Buddy Guy as an influence.

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Guy continues to perform through the present, though like the rest of live music has needed to take a break during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. On August 28, 2013, Buddy played the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for a concert that was filmed and aired on AXS-TV. The guitarist headlined the evening with a 12-song set that included a mix of originals and classic blues and rock covers. He was joined by his own protégé, youngster Quinn Sullivan for a string of four covers to close out the show beginning with Cream’s “Strange Brew” and ending with Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing.”

Watch Buddy Guy put his masterful guitar work on display live at Red Rocks:

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Setlist

Buddy Guy at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
  • Five Long Years  
  • Slippin' In
  • Milking Muther for Ya
  • I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man  
  • 74 Years Young
  • Meet Me in Chicago
  • What'd I Say  
  • Strange Brew  
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return)  
  • Sunshine of Your Love  
  • Do Your Thing  
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