Forty-two year old singer and songwriter Beth Hart is arguably best known for her performance of another R&B standard of a similar vintage, Etta James’ signature 1967 tearjerker “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Rock guitarist Jeff Beck asked Hart, who had once toured as the ex-Yardbird’s featured vocalist, to be part of the tribute he was putting together for Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. She suggested “I’d Rather Go Blind,” which Hart had recorded with contemporary blues-guitar badass Joe Bonnamassa on their 2011 album Don’t Explain. She killed it, and watched as her career got bumped to a different level practically overnight. houstonpress.com
George “Buddy” Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer. Wiki
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What a nice tribute to Buddy Guy, one of my all-time absolute favorites.
Yes it is an awesome tribute. And, thank you for listening. It is a pleasure to know that we’ve shared one of your favorites. Have a relaxing weekend.
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