Buddy Guy's new album, Skin Deep is his 10th Silvertone/Zomba studio release and it features all original material as well as collaborations with fellow guitar luminaries Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Elaborating on his inspiration for the album title and song Skin Deep, Guy touches upon a powerful series of personal memories and observations on the ways in which were all the same underneath it all. I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born, he says. Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but wed get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and wed just see red blood. Thats what I mean by 'Skin Deep.'
In a career spanning more than 45 years, Buddy Guy continues to add to his ever-growing legacy. At the age of 72, he graced the cover of Rolling Stone, as part of the magazines recent '100 Greatest Guitar Songs' issue (his cataclysmic 1961 recording of Stone Crazy made the list) and he also turned in a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorseses Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light. Guy has won five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy 'wards (the most any one blues artist has received), a Congressional Medal of Arts and Billboard Magazine's prestigious The Century Award for 'distinguished artistic achievement. In 2005 Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by friends Eric Clapton and B.B. King.
LP Track Listing:
1. Best Damn Fool (Featuring Memphis Horns & Willie Mitchell)
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)
7. Hammer And A Nail
8. That's My Home (Featuring Robert Randolph)
9. Skin Deep (Featuring Derek Trucks
10. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes (Featuring Quinn Sullivan)
11. Smell The Funk
12. I Found Happiness