What is Buddy Guy drinking on stage

Mega-Star Buddy Guy in Basel

“Pure Blues” was the motto on October 30 at the Baloise Session. The US blues musician Buddy Guy and rock star Beth Hart created the atmosphere. For many, this evening was the highlight of this year's Baloise Session.

So also for the CEO Beatrice Stirnimann. «I was really looking forward to tonight. Buddy Guy is an outstanding artist. When we heard that he was going on tour again, we didn't hesitate and started an inquiry, ”she told Glam.

Success with whiskey

The now 82-year-old began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He taught himself everything from a recording made by John Lee Hooker. Buddy Guy was soon performing with various bands in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. The musician quickly mastered a larger repertoire, but did not dare to play it to anyone. But after hearing him play, a high school friend persuaded him to drink a whiskey. The alcohol did its job. Buddy Guy dared to go on stage in a club while drunk and promptly got a contract.

That got his career rolling. After moving to Chicago in 1967, Chess Records signed him three years later. The pieces “First Time I Met the Blues” and “Broken Hearted Blues” originate from this period.

(Video: Youtube)

"The Blues Is Alive and Well"

The name of Buddy Guy's current CD is "The Blues Is Alive and Well" and the blues shouter lives this title. He has been playing the guitar for sixty years and has embodied the Chicago blues like no other. Today Buddy Guy has his own club in Chicago where he still performs. He also has a daughter. Shawanna is a successful rapper herself.

The 82-year-old was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. At the Baloise Session he played in front of a sold out house and delighted the audience with his guitar skills and his powerful voice. Some younger artists couldn't keep up. There was also enough entertainment. Again and again Buddy Guy made the audience laugh with faxes on stage.