BUDDY GUY TODAY RELEASES “BLUE NO MORE” FEAT. JAMES BAY, FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL OUT EVERYWHERE JUNE 15, 2018

GUY TO RECEIVE THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ON SEPTEMBER 12 IN NASHVILLE, TN

SUMMER AND FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED (LISTED BELOW)

Today, Seven-time Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy releases a brand new song “Blue No More” featuring James Bay. The song is featured on his forthcoming album THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL, set for release June 15 on Silvertone/RCA Records. Today, Billboard Magazine shared a video clip from James Bay speaking excitedly about recording with the legendary blues musician.

Buddy Guy – Blue No More (Audio) ft. James Bay. Listen Now


Just last week, the Americana Music Association announced that Buddy Guy will be the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Buddy will receive the honor at a September 12th ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Visit http://americanamusic.org/ for more information.

THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL is Buddy Guy’s follow up to his 2015 album Born To Play Guitar, which won “Best Blues Album” at the 2016 Grammy Awards, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts and marked Guy’s fifth #1 album on the chart and twelfth Top 10 Billboard Blues album.

THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL features guest appearances by Mick Jagger on “You Did The Crime,” Keith Richards & Jeff Beck on “Cognac,” and James Bay on “Blue No More.” Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album.

In his quest to keep the genre vital, Guy chats about the origin of southern blues and performs on David Letterman’s Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which began airing on May 4th.

The Blues Is Alive And Well track list:
01 A Few Good Years
02 Guilty As Charged
03 Cognac (featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
04 The Blues Is Alive And Well
05 Bad Day
06 Blue No More (featuring James Bay)
07 Whiskey For Sale
08 You Did The Crime (featuring Mick Jagger)
09 Old Fashioned
10 When My Day Comes
11 Nine Below Zero
12 Ooh Daddy
13 Somebody Up There
14 End Of The Line

CREDITS
BLUE NO MORE (featuring James Bay)
(Tom Hambridge, Jamey Johnson)
Published by Tom Hambridge Tunes (ASCAP), EMI Foray Music Inc/Polishit (SESAC)
Buddy Guy – Gibson ES-335, Vocals
James Bay – Guitar, Vocals
Tom Hambridge – Drums
Rob Mcnelley – Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Mckendree – Upright Piano, B3
Tommy Macdonald – Bass

The 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, 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 to name a few.

At 81 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with recent performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and more (SEE DATES BELOW).

BUDDY GUY TOUR DATES
6/14 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
6/15 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
6/17 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
6/19 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
6/21 Boise, ID – Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
6/22 Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
6/23 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
6/24 Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino Resort
6/28 Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo
6/29 Washburn, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
6/30 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/03 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
7/07 Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium
7/08 Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival/Pavillion
7/11 Huber Heights, OK- Rose Music Center at the Heights
7/13 Toronto, ONT – Budweiser Stage
7/15 Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace
7/17 Nashville, TN- Schermerhorn Symphony Center
7/19 Falls Church, VA – State Theater
7/20 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
7/21 Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Trust Pavillion
7/22 Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
7/25 Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater
7/26 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/27 Cohasset, MA- South Shore Music Circus
7/28 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
8/09 San Juan Capistrano- The Coach House
8/10 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Agoura Hills
8/11 Pasadena, CA – The Canyon at The Rose
8/12 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon Santa Clarita
8/15 Saratoga, CA- The Mountain Winery
8/17 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
9/06 Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre @ Dominion Energy Center Richmond
9/07 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
9/09 Charleston, WV- Clay Center
9/13 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace
9/20 Conway, AR- University of Central AR
9/27 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
9/29 Chapel Hill, NC – UNC Chapel Hill
11/02 Frederikshavn, North Jutland – Blues Heaven Festival
11/03 Naestved, Denmark – Blues Paradise
11/06 Paris, France- Salle Pleyel
2/14/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII
2/15/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII
2/16/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII
2/17/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII
2/18/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends Cruise VII

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