Roughly fifteen years ago he lost his record deal and his career was proceeding unstably. Until, after two evenings in Royal Albert Hall with his good friend Eric Clapton, he was offered another attractive recording contract and he made the CD 'Damn Right I've Got The Blues' with guest performers Clapton, Beck and Mark Knopfler. The perfect rehabilitation for Chicago blues pioneer Buddy Guy. Currently, he has been touring around the world for years and is also the owner of one of Chicago's biggest and most popular blues clubs. The Louisiana born guitarist Buddy Guy, along with Otis Rush and Magic Sam, belonged to the kingpins of a new Chicago blues generation. With their style, also called the 'West Side Sound', which leans heavily on guitar, they were a great influence on artists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix.
Like singer Cassandra Wilson, for his most recent CD 'Sweet Tea', Buddy Guy went back to the heart of Mississippi in search of the region's hypnotizing, raw Mississippi hill-country blues style. The CD's title refers to the recording studio in the heart of Northern Mississippi, the home of Fat Possum boogie/blues men like T-Ford, CeDell Davis, Robert Cage and Junior Kimbrough. And it is their songs that Guy explores on his album. "The recordings reminded me of the beginnings: Smokey Hoggs, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lightnin' Hopkins", Buddy Guy, who has won four Grammys, muses in his biography. "All those people who just played at the drop of a hat. Those Saturday nights... We'd have such fun and the next morning you would wake up with a killing headache, you'd drink beer or wine, get your guitar and go play again."