One of my favoritest blues musicians is Buddy Guy. A long time ago I saw him in an issue of the Rolling Stones' "100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time" and they noted him for playing guitar with drumsticks and I was like, wtf? I fell in love with him; he's this old grandpa-dude with killer style, back in the day even Hendrix would cancel his own shows to watch Buddy's concerts, he's 73 years old, alive-and-kickin' with 36 concerts this year, and in this video he's shrieking and wailing about the blues and it kinda makes me wish I was blue ALL THE TIME. =) Check out 4:40 = AWESOME.
He has a concert in Saratoga on August 15th...*winkwink* birthday gift! I need to see all my favorite old musicians before they die. I remember my mom refused to let me see Carlos Santana (he's not that old) in Concord because she figured every concert-goer would be smoking weed, which is true, but honestly, I think great music comes from a drugged-up musician. (Hendrix, Beatles, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, etc). Sad, but true, agree?