TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sonics in the November 2008 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Any discussion of Buddy Guy invariably involves a recitation of his colossal
musical resume and hard-earned accolades. He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck
and Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to
that city's halcyon days of electric blues.
Buddy has received 5 Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most of any
artist), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic
achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Buddy has appeared on
the big screen nationwide with a show stopping performance in Martin Scorese's
Rolling Stone concert film, Shine A Light.
Silvertone/Zomba is pleased to be releasing the latest album from this blues
legend, now a sprightly 72 years old. Skin Deep features stellar guest
appearances from artists including Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan
Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks.
"Co-writer/drummer/producer Hambridge keeps the soundscape active and bright, filling the left and right channels with energetic instrumental dialogues while leaving the center spotlight to Guy's robust vocalizing and dynamic guitar presence. This is house-wrecking blues of the first order." - David McGee, The Absolute Sound, November 2008
• Double LP
1. Best Damn Fool
2. Too Many Tears (featuring Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi)
3. Lyin' Like A Dog
4. Show Me The Money
5. Everytime I Sing The Blues (featuring Eric Clapton)
6. Out In The Woods (featuring Robert Randolph)
1. Hammer And A Nail
2. That's My Home (featuring Robert Randolph)
3. Skin Deep (featuring Derek Trucks)
4. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes
5. Smell The Funk
6. I Found Happiness