From the Publisher
According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray
Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An
enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix,
Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago
Guy's epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues.
He came to Chicago from rural Louisiana in the fiftiesthe very
moment when urban blues were electrifying our culture. He was a
regular session player at Chess Records. Willie Dixon was his
mentor. He was a sideman in the bands of Muddy Waters and Howlin'
Wolf. He and Junior Wells formed a band of their own. In the
sixties, he became a recording star in his own right.
When I Left Home tells Guy's picaresque story in his
own unique voice, that of a storyteller who remembers everything,
including blues masters in their prime and the exploding, evolving
culture of music that happened all around him.
About the Author
Buddy Guy was born in 1936 in Lettsworth,
Louisiana. He is considered among the best blues guitarists alive
today. He lives in Chicago. David Ritz is the
coauthor of many bestselling autobiographies of musicians,
including Ray Charles, Etta James, Scott Weiland, Grandmaster
Flash, and more. He is the author of Divided Soul, the
definitive biography of Marvin Gaye, and lives in Los
About the Book
An enormous influence on Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, Guy is the living embodiment of Chicago blues. He is also a picaresque storyteller who remembers blues masters in their prime and the exploding culture of music.
Published: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Da Capo Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0306819570
ISBN - 13: 9780306819575