Sun February 4, 2007
Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues
One hour special to air Monday night on KIOS
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – A special program looking at the life and career of one of the most important Blues musicians ever will be broadcast on KIOS Monday night.
Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues features the legendary bluesman and
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in an extensive interview hosted by journalist Anthony DeCurtis.
Fifteen classic tracks from Buddy's career will also be presented.
Buddy Guy shares with DeCurtis his own story, from his poor, sharecropping roots in Lettsworth, Louisiana, to the birth of his trademark guitar style while regularly jamming for customers at a gas station. Guy's explosion on the Chicago blues scene is recalled. Also noted in the documentary is Guy's influence on many of rock's great guitarists, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer.
"If I had my life to live over," Buddy Guy says, "I would come back the same road that I came and pick up the acoustic guitar and hope to make somebody happy and smile." At 70 years old, he continues to live a great life, always thankful of how he came to be one of the world's great blues guitarists.
Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues will be presented Monday night at 8pm on KIOS.
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS.