EXCLUSIVE: C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Buddy Guy

Next Tuesday Buddy Guy will be releasing his new album, Skin Deep and if the title track and the tracks available on his website are any indication, this one's a winner. The album was produced by Tom Hambridge and includes guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks (featured on this song). This guy could sit back on his laurels, and enjoy his Grammy Awards and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame status and being constantly referred to as an influence, and innovator and a pioneer. Instead, he's rockin' the house all over again, not because he needs the money but because he has something to share. Thank God! Although he's always associated with the West Side Chicago blues sound, he was raised in the South. "Skin Deep" deals with racism like few others songs have:

“I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born,” he says. “Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but we’d get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and we’d just see red blood. That’s what I mean by ‘skin deep.’” (He and that childhood friend recently reunited, backstage at one of Buddy’s shows in Louisiana.)


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