Blues Legend Buddy Guy Announces New Album Featuring Kid Rock, Keith Urban

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    Legendary bluesman Buddy Guy, the six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree will release his new studio album “Rhythm & Blues” on July 30 on RCA Records.

    The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album “Living Proof,” this double-disc features first-time studio collaborations with genre melding artists like Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. “Rhythm & Blues” will be available for pre-order at all online retailers on June 25.

    Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (“Skin Deep,” “Living Proof”), “Rhythm & Blues” captures the 76-year-old Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

    The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells’ 1960 hit “Messin With The Kid” featuring Kid Rock, “One Day Away” with Keith Urban, and “What You’re Gonna Do About Me,” a duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with “Best in Town,” “Whiskey Ghost,” Guitar Slim’s “Well I Done Got Over It” and more.

    The Blues disc taps into the genre’s rich history with “Meet Me In Chicago,” “I Could Die Happy,” “Never Gonna Change” and “All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues.” Aerosmith’s Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with “Evil Twin” while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on “Blues Don’t Care.”

    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with more than 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements.

    Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.

    Rhythm & Blues track listing:

    RHYTHM – Disc 1

    01 Best In Town

    02 Justifyin’

    03 I Go By Feel

    04 Messin’ With The Kid featuring Kid Rock

    05 What’s Up With That Woman

    06 One Day Away featuring Keith Urban

    07 Well I Done Got Over It

    08 What You Gonna Do About Me featuring Beth Hart

    09 The Devil’s Daughter

    10 Whiskey Ghost

    11 Rhythm – Inner Groove

    BLUES – Disc 2

    01 Meet Me In Chicago

    02 Too Damn Bad

    03 Evil Twin featuring Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford

    04 I Could Die Happy

    05 Never Gonna Change

    06 All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues

    07 My Mama Loved Me

    08 Blues Don’t Care featuring Gary Clark, Jr.

    09 I Came Up Hard

    10 Poison Ivy

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