Advice blues guitar legend Buddy Guy got from his mother
Legendary singer/guitarist Buddy Guy has become synonymous with the blues genre. A seven-time GRAMMY winner, Guy earned his first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Damn Right, I've Got The Blues for 1991 and most recently earned the GRAMMY for Best Blues Album for 2015 for Born To Play The Guitar.
In 2015 Guy received the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of recording. During his speech, Guy not only highlighted the blues musicians who inspired him, including Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker, he shared some advice he got from his mother.
"My mother used to tell me, if you don't have any money, Buddy, then hang around with people who got money," he joked. "So I think I'm in the right place tonight."
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