NEW STUDIO ALBUM FEATURES GUEST APPEARANCES BY VAN MORRISON, JOSS STONE AND MORE; PLUS SONGS DEDICATED TO B.B. KING AND MUDDY WATERS
ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON JUNE 29
[New York, NY – June 25, 2015] Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy has revealed the album cover and track listing for his brand new studio album Born To Play Guitar. Set for release July 31st on Silvertone/RCA Records, Born to Play Guitar features guest appearances by Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Kim Wilson and Billy Gibbons. Morrison joins Buddy on the heartfelt “Flesh & Bone,” a song dedicated to the late great B.B. King. On “Come Back Muddy” Guy reminisces about the good ole days with his friend Muddy Waters. The album is produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge.
The album’s title track will debut on Sirius XM Bluesville on June 29.
Born To Play Guitar will be available for pre-order on June 29 at iTunes and Amazon.
Born To Play Guitar track listing:
01 Born To Play Guitar
02 Wear You Out feat. Billy Gibbons
03 Back Up Mama
04 Too Late feat. Kim Wilson
05 Whiskey, Beer & Wine
06 Kiss Me Quick feat. Kim Wilson
07 Crying Out Of One Eye
08 (Baby) You Got What It Takes feat. Joss Stone
09 Turn Me Wild
10 Crazy World
11 Smarter Than I Was
12 Thick Like Mississippi Mud
13 Flesh & Bone with Van Morrison (Dedicated to B.B. King)
14 Come Back Muddy
Buddy is nominated for 4 Living Blues Awards! Cast your vote here.
Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy, the legendary award winning blues icon, will release his brand new studio album Born To Play Guitar on July 31st via RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2013 double disc release, Rhythm & Blues, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart, Born To Play Guitar is produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and Buddy’s longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge.
The recent recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include 7 Grammy Awards, 28 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 to name a few.
Are you coming to see Buddy play at the Chicago Bluesfest? You should! He’ll be in Grant Park at the Pritzker Pavilion from 8pm-9pm. And afterwards he’s going across the street to his club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, to hang out with Booker T Jones, who’s playing there at 10:30pm. Get your tickets now, that show is already well on its way to sold out. Because who wouldn’t want to hang out with two Grammy winning music legends at the same time?