by Buddy Guy
Released: Jul 2008
"Every time I sing the blues," Buddy Guy sings, "I just try to tell the truth." And there is truth here, oodles of it, in the musty, haunted quality of Guy's voice -- friendly one minute, fierce the next -- and the forked tongue of his guitar, which strikes out and spars with him, even when couched in pillowy, familiar blues. Rarely has a man merged so completely with his instrument, so that when he says, "Let me explain this," his guitar goes on to do the talking. Sure, Clapton and Susan Tedeschi and the nine-year-old Quinn Sullivan appear, but ultimately this is Guy's show.