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Buddy Guy Confirms “The Blues Is Alive And Well” – New Album Out Now!

ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY, JUNE 15TH

FEATURES APPEARANCES BY MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, JEFF BECK & JAMES BAY

GUY TO RECEIVE THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ON SEPTEMBER 12TH IN NASHVILLE, TN

SUMMER AND FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

[New York, NY – June 15, 2018] Today, Multi-Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy releases his brand new studio album, The Blues Is Alive And Well via Silvertone/RCA Records. In advance of album release, Buddy released a few songs for his fans: “Cognac” featuring Keith Richards & Jeff Beck, Blue No More” featuring James Bay, and the Sonny Boy Williamson penned-classic “Nine Below Zero.” The album also features Mick Jagger joining Buddy on “You Did The Crime.” Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album and penned 13 original songs for the album.

The press has been raving about the new tracks released thus far —  Rolling Stone called the first track out “Nine Below Zero,” “searing” and “masterful” and declared “Buddy Guy proves blues is alive and well” and Guitar World wrote “scintillating” and “powerful.”   Of the second song released, “Blue No More” featuring James Bay, Billboard described it as a “soulful slow-jam,” and Rolling Stone noted “…Bay knows he’s singing in the company of musical royalty, so he pushes his voice as hard as he can, exploring the rougher edges of his register. Buddy Guy is 81, but he shows no signs of decreasing productivity.” Last week, Buddy released Cognac” featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards to continued raves. In their review, Rolling Stone writes “the five-minute six-string showcase doubles as a bluesy drinking session between the trio of ‘Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists’ as Guy howls about women, the past and one late bluesman who was a drinking buddy.” Guitar World calls “Cognac” “the trio’s wonderful concoction” and Grammy.com writes it’s “a spell-binding dip into the blues.”

It was previously announced that Buddy Guy will be the recipient of the The Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award on September 12th ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Visit http://americanamusic.org/ for more information.THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL is Buddy Guy’s follow up to his 2015 album Born To Play Guitar, which won “Best Blues Album” at the 2016 Grammy Awards, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts and marked Guy’s fifth #1 album on the chart and twelfth Top 10 Billboard Blues album.

In his quest to keep the genre vital, Guy chats about the origin of southern blues and performs on David Letterman’s series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, airing now on Netflix.

The Blues Is Alive And Well track list:

01 A Few Good Years

02 Guilty As Charged

03 Cognac (featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)

04 The Blues Is Alive And Well

05 Bad Day

06 Blue No More (featuring James Bay)

07 Whiskey For Sale

08 You Did The Crime (featuring Mick Jagger)

09 Old Fashioned

10 When My Day Comes

11 Nine Below Zero

12 Ooh Daddy

13 Somebody Up There

14 End Of The Line                          

The recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include 7 Grammy Awards, 37 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.

At 81 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with recent performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and more (click here and see below for full touring schedule).

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BUDDY GUY TOUR DATES

6/15 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon- w/ Quinn Sullivan

6/17 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom

6/19 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center w/ Tom Hambridge

6/21 Boise, ID – Morrison Center  w/ Tom Hambridge

6/22 Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox w/ Tom Hambridge

6/23 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre w/ Tom Hambridge

6/24 Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino Resort

6/28 Apple Valley, MN – Zoo Amphitheater- w/ Quinn Sullivan

6/29 Washburn, WI – Big Top Chautauqua

6/30 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

7/03 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival

7/07 Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium

7/08 Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival- w/ Jonny Lang

7/11 Huber Heights, OH- Rose Music Center at the Heights- w/ Jonny Lang

7/13 Toronto, ONT – Budweiser Stage- w/ Jonny Lang

7/15 Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace- w/ Jonny Lang

7/17 Nashville, TN- Schermerhorn Symphony Center- w/ Quinn Sullivan

7/19 Falls Church, VA – State Theater

7/20 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak- w/ Jonny Lang

7/21 Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Trust Pavillion- w/ Jonny Lang

7/22 Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre- w/ Jonny Lang

7/25 Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater- w/ Jonny Lang

7/26 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom- w/ Jonny Lang

7/27 Cohasset, MA- South Shore Music Circus- w/ Jonny Lang

7/28 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre- w/ Jonny Lang

8/09 San Juan Capistrano- The Coach House

8/10 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Agoura Hills

8/11 Pasadena, CA – The Canyon at The Rose

8/12 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon Santa Clarita

8/14 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s – w/ Jonny Lang

8/15 Saratoga, CA- The Mountain Winery- w/ John Mayall

8/17 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater- w/ Jonny Lang

8/25 Quebec, CN – Trois-Rivieres en Blues Festival

8/31 Peoria, IL – Peoria Blues Festival

9/06 Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre

9/07 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester

9/09 Charleston, WV- Clay Center

9/13 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace

9/20 Conway, AR- University of Central AR

9/27 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

9/28 Greenville, SC – Peace Center

9/29 Chapel Hill, NC – UNC Chapel Hill

10/3 Windsor, ON – Caesars

10/5 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

10/6 Ft Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater

10/27 Monte Carlo, MONACO – Sporting Club

11/02 Frederikshavn, DENMARK – Blues Heaven Festival

11/03 Naestved, DENMARK – Blues Paradise

11/06 Paris, FRANCE- Salle Pleyel

2/14/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

2/15/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

2/16/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

2/17/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

2/18/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

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