Buddy Guy New CD With Richards, Beck: Listen

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After performing for the closing of New York City’s B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill, multi-Grammy Award-winning blues icon Buddy Guy has announced the upcoming release of his new studio album, The Blues Is Alive and Well.

Set for a June 15 release on CD and LP on Silvertone/RCA Records, The Blues Is Alive and Well features guest appearances by Keith Richards and Jeff Beck on “Cognac.” Listen to it below.

The album also includes Mick Jagger (on harmonica) on “You Did the Crime” and James Bay on “Blue No More.” Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album.

Listen to “Cognac” with Keith Richards and Jeff Beck

The Blues Is Alive and Well is the follow-up to Guy’s 2015 album Born to Play Guitar, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums charts. The album marked Guy’s fifth #1 album on the chart and twelfth Top 10 Billboard Blues album.

Listen to “You Did the Crime” with Mick Jagger on harmonica

Listen to “Nine Below Zero”

Related: Guy is one of many artists who’ve collaborated with Eric Clapton

The recipient of a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Guy’s career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include seven Grammy Awards, 37 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck live in New York in 2009

Guy has dozens of tour dates scheduled for 2018. See below.

Buddy Guy (Photo from his website)

The Blues Is Alive and Well Track List
1 A Few Good Years
2 Guilty As Charged
3 Cognac (featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
4 The Blues Is Alive And Well
5 Bad Day
6 Blue No More (featuring James Bay)
7 Whiskey For Sale
8 You Did The Crime (featuring Mick Jagger)
9 Old Fashioned
10 When My Day Comes
11 Nine Below Zero
12 Ooh Daddy
13 Somebody Up There
14 End Of The Line

Buddy Guy Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

JUN 14 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
JUN 15 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
JUN 17 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
JUN 19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
JUN 21 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
JUN 22 – Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
JUN 23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
JUN 24 – Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino Resort
JUN 28 – Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo
JUN 29 – Washburn, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
JUN 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
JUL 07 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium
JUL 08 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival – Pavilion
JUL 11 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
JUL 13 – Toronto, Canada – Budweiser Stage
JUL 15 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace
JUL 17 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
JUL 19 – Falls Church, VA – State Theatre
JUL 20 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
JUL 21 – Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
JUL 22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
JUL 25 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater
JUL 26 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
JUL 27 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
JUL 28 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
AUG 09 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
AUG 10 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
AUG 11 – Pasadena, CA – The Canyon at the Rose
AUG 12 – Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
AUG 15 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
AUG 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
SEP 09 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
SEP 13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
SEP 20 – Conway, AR – Univ. of Centra AR
SEP 27 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
NOV 02 – Frederikshavn, Denmark – Blues Heaven Festival
NOV 03 – Naestved, Denmark – Blues Paradise
NOV 06 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel

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