When I Left Home: My Story

March 26, 2013|
When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy
Earn 105 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
To check store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store


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 blues.

Guy''s epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues. He came to Chicago from rural Louisiana in the fifties#151;the 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 Hometells 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.

Buddy Guywas born in 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He is considered among the best blues guitarists alive today. He lives in Chicago.David Ritzis the coauthor of many bestselling autobiographies of musicians, including Ray Charles, Etta James, Scott Weiland, Grandmaster Flash, and more. He is the author ofDivided Soul, the definitive ...
Title:When I Left Home: My Story
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 in
Published:March 26, 2013
Publisher:Hachette Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780306821790

Recently Viewed