Blues You Can Use!
Billy is on the cover of the new (October 2012) issue of Guitar World with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. They’re called “Blues Brothers”. This was a surprise as he was featured in the January 2012 issue as Santa Claus (Wreck the Halls). There are lots of pix of Billy and Dan showing off several unique guitars. My favorite is Billy’s Dixie Beer single pickup Gibson on the cover.
There’s lots of namedropping about blues greats (Hound Dog Taylor!). Billy and Dan share a lot of common ground – I won’t spoil the article here. Dan and Billy do disagree about the "awesomeness" of British Blues players (Billy for, Dan against). There’s also a nice sidebar about Billy and Dan’s love for Lightning Hopkins.
The issue has an excerpt from Buddy Guy’s upcoming autobiography “When I Left Home” about his introduction to Chicago Blues. The excerpt shows how Buddy met greats Otis Rush and “The Mud”, Muddy Waters. Can’t wait to read that book!
And, full guitar tabs with playing hints for Top’s Waitin’ for The Bus and Buddy Guy’s Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues are included.
Get this issue, you won’t be sorry! Enjoy!