BUDDY GUY – ” The Torch “

Posted: February 9, 2022 in MUSIC
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Blues legend and music icon Buddy Guy premiered a new trailer for his upcoming documentary “The Torch”, which is set to release on March 18th. The film examines the guitarist’s journey and continuing impact on the blues’ sound and culture. At 83, Chicago legend Buddy Guy remains the standard bearer for the blues, an icon determined to see the art form live on long after he’s gone. Enter young guitar phenom Quinn Sullivan, who has been mentored by Guy since he was a kid. This stirring documentary, amplified by electrifying musical performances, charts the guidance Guy himself received from the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf while observing the Grammy-winner passing his wisdom to the next generation.

​The film is set to cover the world and legacy of the blues through Buddy Guy’s eyes but the overarching goal has an even wider and more impactful goal. Director Jim Farrell explained that the film was inspired by a pact Guy had made with his mentors and peers that stated: “Last man standing, don’t let the blues die.” 

The Torch” begins with a dive into Guy’s discography, musical timeline and revolutionary moments. Later they explore Guy’s dedication towards mentorship for “young generation” and his passing the torch to up-and-coming blues musicians like Quinn Sullivan and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, as it was passed to him.

Along with showcasing backstage interactions, jam sessions, and sit-down interviews with Guy, Carlos Santana, Susan Tedeschi, and more, “The Torch” will also feature never-before-heard music from the blues pioneer. 

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