Clapton has stated that he got the idea for a blues-rock power trio while watching Buddy Guy's trio perform in England in 1965. )
Stevie Ray Vaughan once declared that Buddy Guy "plays from a place that I've never heard anyone play. Slash: "Buddy Guy is the perfect combination of R&B and hardcore rock and roll.
Guy's autobiography When I Left Home: My Story was released on May 8 2012. Ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" Guy is known for his showmanship on stage: playing his guitar with drumsticks or strolling into the audience while playing solos.