I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.

-Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy

So here I am - a 75-year-old man sitting on a bar stool in a blues club, trying to figure out exactly how I got here. Any way you look at it, it's a helluva story.

Buddy Guy
I learn everything I play by listening to somebody else.
Buddy Guy

Blues musicians don't retire. They drop.

Buddy Guy
They say the blues is sad, but when B.B. sings 'I got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings,' that don't sound too sad to me!
Buddy Guy

When I went to Chicago, I'll put it like this: I was looking for a dime and I found a quarter.

Buddy Guy
I said, 'The groove you're in, I don't want to get in that,'
Buddy Guy

Somebody called Muddy and told him he should come down and hear me play. I didn't even know he was out there in the audience. After the show, I was talking to some people when somebody came up and slapped me upside the head.

Buddy Guy
Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.
Buddy Guy

They just said, 'Roll the tape.' No rehearsal or nothing... Muddy [Waters] didn't come in and say 'I wanna rehearse.' He used to look at me and say 'Let's just play the blues. That's all you need to do.

Buddy Guy
I'm gonna play something so funky you can smell it