"BLUES LEGEND BUDDY GUY STILL HAS THE BLUES AND A NEW ALBUM "THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL." IT WILL BE RELEASED JUNE 15.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Fresh off the heels of a thrilling performance for the closing of NYC’s B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill, multi-Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy will release his new studio album, “The Blues Is Alive And Well” on June 15.
“The Blues Is Alive And Well,” ( Silvertone/RCA Records), features guest appearances by Mick Jagger on “You Did The Crime,” Keith Richards & Jeff Beck on “Cognac,” and James Bay on “Blue No More.” Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album.
“The Blues Is Alive And Well” is the follow-up to Guy’s 2015 critically acclaimed album “Born To Play Guitar,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts. The album marked Guy’s fifth No. 1 album on the chart and 12th Top 10 Billboard Blues album.
In his quest to keep the genre vital, Guy chats about the origin of southern blues and performs on David Letterman’s Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” airing May 4.
Take A Look At The Track List For “The Blues Is Alive And Well”
1. A Few Good Years
2. Guilty As Charged
3. Cognac (featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
4. The Blues Is Alive And Well
5. Bad Day
6. Blue No More (featuring James Bay)
7. Whiskey For Sale
8. You Did The Crime (featuring Mick Jagger)
9. Old Fashioned
10. When My Day Comes
11. Nine Below Zero
12. Ooh Daddy
13. Somebody Up There 14. End Of The Line
The recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released.
Career highlights include 7 Grammy Awards, 37 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.
At 81 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with upcoming performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 6, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and more.
For more information on Buddy Guy’s touring schedule, log on to www.buddyguy.net/tour/.
Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from RCA Records publicity.