Accessibility Links

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Documentary, Music 1h 30m 2021

The story of George “Buddy” Guy, who transcended his early years as a sharecropper in Lettsworth, Louisiana in the 1940’s to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

After moving to the Midwest in the 1950’s, Guy quickly rose to prominence as the go-to guitarist for Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf as part of the iconic Chicago blues scene, directly inspiring The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. Yet solo commercial success consistently eluded Buddy, until a late-career breakthrough in the 1990’s. A tale of decades-long perseverance, Buddy’s journey reflects both the black experience in America in the twentieth century and the history of the blues. The documentary features both archival and new, never-before-seen performances by Buddy Guy—with the likes of President Obama and The Rolling Stones—and interviews with John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Gary Clark Jr, Kingfish, among others.

“From farm road to pool hall, stage to studio, club to colleagues, Buddy Guy’s interviews are illuminating. There are some astonishing stories from an era where musicians served live apprenticeships.” ~Andrew Robertson, EyeForFilm


Devin Amar


Matt Mitchener


Charles Todd









You may also like

Lightning In A Bottle
Documentary, Music 1h 48m 2004
Muscle Shoals
Documentary, Music 1h 51m 2013
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Documentary, Music 1h 43m 2017
Documentary, Music 1h 21m 2015
Amazing Grace
Documentary 1h 28m 2018

Download the app to view your purchased content!