Musical palate cleanser, living legend edition

Good news, blues fans.

Buddy Guy has a new album coming out on September 30 through RCA/Silvertone, titled The Blues Don’t Lie, and the doyen of Chicago blues has been good enough to share its first single.

The track, Gunsmoke Blues, is a two-hander between Guy and Jason Isbell, with each trading electric guitar licks and vocals, and a cri de cœur with a clear message against gun violence.

The Blues Don’t Lie is the 34th studio album of Guy’s storied career and is the follow-up to 2018’s The Blues is Alive and Well. It also features guest spots from Elvis Costello, Mavis Staples, James Taylor and others, and was produced by longtime collaborator, the esteemed songwriter and drummer Tom Hambridge.

Great album title!  Here’s the single:



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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, living legend edition

  1. SoCalDawg

    awesome, thanks for sharing.

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  2. DC Weez

    Damn right he’s got the blues!

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  3. Buddy Guy is one bad dude…thanks for sharing, Bluto

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  4. Russ

    Heard this the other night. Good song about a terrible subject.


  5. Years ago, anyway, you could walk into Buddy’s place in Chicago and there he’d be, on a barstool saying hello and then jamming later with whatever local act was playing. Legend.

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    • I haven’t been there in years, but it was like a must see for me at one point…I think it’s called Buddy Guy’s Legends…had a few Buddy Beers or I’m not your Buddy beers…it was kind of touristy though when you think of bars…not as cool as Elizabeth Reed’s in Macon used to be.