Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Legendary Buddy Guy Wins 2014 Mel Brown Award

When Blues superstar Buddy Guy performed at the 2014 Kitchener Blues Festival fundraiser concert, he also received the prestigious Mel Brown Award.  Named after the late, great blues master who made Kitchener, Ontario his adopted home, the award is given to individuals who make significant contribution to the Blues.

"Mel was one of the greatest guitar players ever. He was also a mean piano player.", Buddy told the Kitchener Record, "It's an honour to win an award named after someone as great as Mel Brown."

Buddy was a friend and contemporary of Mel and the two performed together on many occcasions. He also played in the region quite a few times over the years.


Click here for the Kitchener Record story.

Video above courtesy of Philip Blast

Video above courtesy of Pavel Kalinchev

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