Buddy Guy stands alone as the greatest living blues artist in the world, defining second-generation Chicago blues with his wild performances and screaming, feedback-laden solos. The Grammy Award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the searing, uninhibited soul of the blues. His influence was profound across the Atlantic, where British blues lovers like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page absorbed his style. Guy's definitive 1991 album, Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, officially launched his ascendance, and he’s been making the most out of his late-blooming fame ever since.
Powerhouse blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughn has been called a living legend. One of the most respected guitarists in popular music, he co-founded the blues rock band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, before going solo. His inimitable sound helped ignite a blues revival and established a tone and style that extends beyond music to classic car design. A longtime avatar of retro cool, Vaughn and his horn-heavy Tilt-A-Whirl Band provide a distinctive link between contemporary music and its proud blues and soul heritage.