Late Show With David Letterman: Buddy Guy Performance & First Guitar

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Late Show: Buddy Guy Career

Buddy Guy didn’t grow up with much. He grew up in the small village of Lettsworth, Lousianna about an hour outside of Baton Rouge, where Guy has said they lived in a small home with no plumbing, no running water, no electricity and very little food to eat. But none of it mattered to Buddy Guy. More than he wanted an electric lamp or toys or food in his belly, Buddy Guy wanted a guitar.

Late Show With David Letterman: Buddy Guy Performance & First Guitar

David Letterman is inviting Buddy Guy on the show to talk about coming up from humble beginnings and to perform a song from his extensive collection. (TDC Photography / Shutterstock.com)

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His desire to play guitar was so strong Buddy Guy took a few wires from his mother’s window screens and tied them tightly across two tin cans and used it as his first guitar. But it only took his father a few hours to notice the mosquitoes swarming in the house through the missing screen and he demanded Buddy Guy put the screen back.

From humble beginnings, Buddy Guy worked his way up to playing clubs around Baton Rouge to playing clubs in Chicago to working with Eric Clapton to winning six Grammy awards through his extensive career. It seems there was nothing that could stop Buddy Guy from reaching the pinnacles of rock stardom.

Late Show: Buddy Guy Performing For David Letterman

Buddy Guy is going to be stopping by the Late Show with David Letterman March 5 2013 to perform a song from his extensive career. His last album, Living Proof, was recorded in 2010 and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. So that leaves the performance open to a lot of possibilities. He could perform a newer song or something more classic like “Stone Crazy.”

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What are you hoping to hear him play?

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