American Treasure Buddy Guy Shares Lessons from the Harvester Stage

Buddy Guy is one of the last of the original great bluesmen, and he is carrying the load just fine. Last night he carried it to the Harvester with a performance that felt like he was surrounded onstage by the blues masters who had gone before him, as he schooled the crowd on what great blues is all about.

“Here’s your education,” proclaimed Buddy Guy last night from the Harvester stage as he broke into the first few notes of John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom.”

At eighty, Guy, who has played with blues icons Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter, and has since influenced every great rock and blues guitarist, is still bringing major heat to the stage. Last night’s performance was no exception, featuring hits from his own records, including his opening song, “Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues” to “Someone Else Is Steppin,” as well as a few of the classics, including “Fever,” originally recorded by Little Willie John, and “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” a Muddy Waters original.