It's the blues that keeps old bluesmen young, guitarist/singer Buddy Guy sometimes jokes. Now, in his twilight years, the guitarist still tours the globe giving concerts as enthusiastically as ever, and he is also the owner of one of the world's largest and most popular blues clubs (Buddy Guy's Legends) in Chicago. At the end of the fifties, the Louisiana-born guitarist was one of the five leaders of the new Chicago blues generation that would later influence artists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. Guy's style was influenced by expressive old blues pioneers like T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Slim and Lightnin' Hopkins and it remains unique. His singing is raw and his performance absolutely dynamic. His guitar weeps like no other but there are also more than enough moments when he strums the strings hard and plucks them creatively in numbers that are more blues-rocklike. In 2006, to celebrate his 70th birthday, a retrospective collection of the blues giant's music was released as a set of boxed CDs entitled Can't Quit the Blues that includes a DVD on which he relates his life story.