Paying Tribute To A Music Legend: Buddy Guy Turns 85

Chicago blues musicians join Reset to share how blues icon Buddy Guy has inspired them.

Buddy Guy: From the farm to fame
Buddy Guy performing at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. Flickr/Aaron Warren
Buddy Guy: From the farm to fame
Buddy Guy performing at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. Flickr/Aaron Warren

Paying Tribute To A Music Legend: Buddy Guy Turns 85

Chicago blues musicians join Reset to share how blues icon Buddy Guy has inspired them.

Chicagoan and blues legend Buddy Guy is turning 85. He’s the subject of a new PBS documentary, “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away.”

Reset sits down with Chicago blues musicians Joanna Connor, Billy Branch and Dave Specter to hear about Guy’s impact and influence on other Chicago artists.

GUESTS: Matt Mitchener, co-director of the PBS documentary “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away”

Joanna Connor, singer, songwriter and blues guitarist

Billy Branch, blues harmonica player and three-time Grammy nominee

Dave Specter, blues and jazz musician and producer

Dave Specter and Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy and blues musician Dave Specter share a stage at the Chicago blues club Buddy Guy’s Legends. Courtesy of Dave Specter