Born To Play Guitar
Guitarist Buddy Guy— one of the last working giants from the electric blues' greatest generation — traces his life in mission and missing.
This is true from the crackling title cut to the B.B. King memorial "Flesh and Blood," sung with Van Morrison, and "Come Back Muddy," a message to Guy's late boss, Muddy Waters.
Guy co-wrote just four songs here, but he sings and solos with reliable ferocity; two tracks with harpist Kim Wilson evoke his classic partnership with Junior Wells. "I was born to play the guitar/People, I got blues running through my veins," Guy sings—lines he didn't write but lived. In the blues, that's what matters.
— Rolling Stone