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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 08:42 AM
Got the chance to see Buddy last night at Westbury. Definitely worth the price of admission. Still brings a good 90 minute show. Yes there are a few more talking breaks with the same old stories. Yes Quinn Sullivan still breaks it up a bit.

Buddy can still sing; and face it - there is actually no one else who plays the guitar like him (even when he pretends that its a violin ) As I told my son he is the last of the old time blues guitarists. The "Last of the Mohicans" "The final unicorn."

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 10:09 AM
Caught him in Pensacola several years back. Top shelf blues performance and none of the talkiness that some have mentioned.
 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 10:19 AM
Really psyched about seeing him tonight. I also really like Quinn's playing, been seeing him for years with Buddy and without.
Buddy's autobiography is really tops and I highly recommend it. One of the best musical biographies out there. His constant touring at his age is a gift to us all.

 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 10:25 AM
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Caught him in Pensacola several years back. Top shelf blues performance and none of the talkiness that some have mentioned.


This wasn't BB King talkiness. Just an 80 year old man pacing himself.

Walked through the crowd during "Slippin In." Too bad he missed my aisle

 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 10:28 AM
The few times I saw Buddy he would play parts of a bunch of songs but not all the way through for much of the show. Is this still part of his performance style?

 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 11:30 AM
That does happen sometimes because he has so much stuff in his catalog. He gives a lively show and his lead guitar player is very good when he is highlighted. Buddy is a good entertainer, he sings beautifully, makes funny jokes and always plays walking through the crowd even when folks are crowding him and hovering over him. A very gracious talented man!
 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 06:28 PM
Only time he really didn't play through was when he did sort of a tribute to other guitar players. He did sort of a medley interrupted by talk about each one
 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 06:28 PM
Only time he really didn't play through was when he did sort of a tribute to other guitar players. He did sort of a medley interrupted by talk about each one
 

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  posted on 4/30/2017 at 09:48 PM
I feel like he's lost quite a bit with age like all guitarist do. Not one of my favorite blues artist but I respect him. Saw him at his club a few years back.

His book is REALLY good.

 

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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 01:02 AM
I have tix for Buddy Guy and the Sons and Daughters of the Blues for the City Winery in NY on 5/21 and I got an email saying that the show is postponed and they're attempting to reschedule. I was looking forward to it. It's all the kids of the blues legends. I'm glad it's not a health issue for Buddy. The way it's been going I assumed the worst initially.
 

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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 08:48 AM
I've seen Buddy probably 10 times in the last 20 years. It is always worth the price of admission and effort to get there every time, repetition and repeats be dammed. I'll take the same ole stories about Howlin Wolf any day. The main thing that I was always struck me at his shows was how Buddy controls the room. He does not come out and demand it, or ask for, he just takes it. There is never a lot of side chatter going on, no facebooking, he just takes everyone and commands their attention. A true showman in the ways of the more subtle "old school". It is going to be a sad day when we lose him. Seems it will signal an end to many eras.

 

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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 09:18 AM
Buddy was on fire last night! He had more energy than I have seen in a while and I see him at least once a year. Great energetic playing and still goes up and down the aisles even though folks crowd him too much and someone spilled their drink all over him. Unbelievable for 80!
Quinn continues to improve and delight. Threw a nice long segment of Liz Reed into one of his original songs. Fantastic showmen!!

 

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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 09:42 AM
"The owner was walking out the door and said, 'I don't know who that is, but hire him.' When I walked outside the door somebody said, 'I heard you can play the guitar. I'm Muddy Waters, I heard you're hungry.' I said, 'Not if you're Muddy Waters, I'm full.' From then until the day he died we were best friends."

"When I went to Chicago, I'll put it like this: I was looking for a dime and I found a quarter."

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  posted on 5/1/2017 at 08:22 PM
Love Buddy, seen him six times.

He was the ONLY highlight of last year's Jeff Beck show.

I'll go see him whenever he's near.

A legend.

 

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