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Austin 2018 [no label, 2CD]

Austin City Limits. Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, Texas; September 17, 2018. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Scott Moore, statesman.com:

“Whatever you see tonight, I didn’t rehearse it,” Buddy Guy told the crowd toward the end of Monday’s “Austin City Limits” taping at ACL Live. That wasn’t just a line. Usually, artists who play the iconic TV show make sure their performance is fine-tuned with an afternoon run-through that carefully adheres to the set list. But Buddy didn’t even HAVE a set list.

Once he takes the stage, you can see why. At 82, the legendary blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been doing this for long enough to know better than anyone what works best for him, and that’s mostly living in the moment…

There was plenty of energy in the crowd on this night, as Guy heartily acknowledged early on. “We don’t get this kind of response everywhere we go - that’s why I like coming here,” he said as he wound down a 20-minute version of the Willie Dixon classic “Hoochie Coochie Man.” He teased the audience on occasion for not answering his call-and-response vocal cues loudly enough, but it always had the desired effect: By the time he got to the end of the roof-raising title track to his Grammy-winning 1994 album “Slippin’ In,” he had everyone in the room shouting along to its chorus.

Guy worked in newer material alongside the old favorites, delighting the crowd with the lively “Cognac” - pronounced “coe-nee-ack” in his charmingly drawn-out drawl - from this year’s album “The Blues Is Alive and Well.” He gave credit to drummer Tom Hambridge, the song’s co-writer, noting that Hambridge has also produced his last several albums. Props also went out to guitarist Ric Hall, keyboardist Marty Sammon and bassist Orlando Wright, who were the perfect backing crew all night long. They held back to a near whisper when called for, thundered forth when the moment arrived, and stayed right in the groove throughout.

Guy also loves to share the spotlight with younger players, and so near the end of Monday’s show he brought out 19-year-old guitarist Quinn Sullivan (the opening act on that 2015 show) for a sweet but hot and soulful take on John Hiatt’s “Feels Like Rain.” Sullivan stayed aboard for the rest of the ride, getting some spotlight solos and engaging in hot six-string duels with Guy as they roamed through licks that nodded to the influence of guitar greats such as BB King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

The finale was a bit abrupt - unrehearsed, naturally - as Guy set down his guitar while the band played on, wandered back out into the crowd to toss a few guitar picks to fortunate fans, and finally ambled off with a big smile and a wave, leaving his mates to finish it off with a closing jam.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues 7:00
Track 102. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon cover)/She’s Nineteen Years Old (Muddy Waters cover) 21:43
Track 103. Cognac 6:21
Track 104. I Was Born To Play The Blues 6:37
42 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Nine Below Zero (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)/Someone Else Is Steppin’ In (Denise LaSalle cover) 13:13
Track 202. Feels Like Rain (John Hiatt cover) 10:40
Track 203. Strange Brew (Cream cover)/Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)/Sunshine of Your Love (Cream cover) 12:37
Track 204. Sweet Sixteen (BB King cover)/Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker cover)/Meet Me in Chicago/Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover) 11:28
48 mins

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  1. 43 Responses to “BUDDY GUY - AUSTIN 2018”

  2. Had the pleasure to see Buddy at NOLA Jazz Fest in 2017. As vital and feisty as ever and dropping a new album next month!

    By Tony on Oct 20, 2022

  3. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a LOT of guys who looked like him. They hoochied her coochie a lot. I know because I would stand outside our trailer and listen at her window

    By DD on Oct 20, 2022

  4. At first I thought it said Butty Gay

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  5. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  6. Rumor has it Buddy gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  7. Of course

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  8. This darkie dude got a big ole triple size hoagie in his trousers I hear . This guy ( no pun intended) is big in the britches

    By ELU on Oct 20, 2022

  9. Wow , a triple sized hoagie is getting pretty close to M Berle standards, right mouchie ?

    By T J on Oct 20, 2022

  10. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Oct 20, 2022

  11. I just love penises

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  12. Me too, little buddy! My pussy is soaking wet right now!

    By T J on Oct 20, 2022

  13. I love to suck diсk diсk diсk.

    By Derrick on Oct 20, 2022

  14. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  15. Last two twernt me all fakes

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  16. I do suck diсk a lot

    By U L E on Oct 20, 2022

  17. Don’t know what I’ve eaten but I’m popping some incredibly stinky farts at the moment. I wonder what will happen next?

    By HHH on Oct 20, 2022

  18. Thanx BigO for this 2 chord music - I still love it

    By fruchtas on Oct 20, 2022

  19. Listen up Fruit ass.

    You comes on here talkin bout 2 chord music when what you really wants to say is that you needs someone to eat bananas Outta your poophole. You comin to the right place fella, seems most everyone
    here loves fruits up thr brown.

    You wants lube, I gots jizz. Lotsa jizz.

    By The Jizzmeister on Oct 21, 2022

  20. Anti is upset. Poor little Anti

    By U L E on Oct 21, 2022

  21. Fanxt BigO I love Buddy Guy, I’d love to feel his willy right inside my bottom, so I could feel his nuts slapping against the cheeks of my backside as he have me a good seeing to.

    By swappers on Oct 21, 2022

  22. Anti has lost his turds

    By U L E on Oct 21, 2022

  23. Name stealers! You do understand that the guys at Big O HQ know full well who is and isn’t posting as imposters don’t you? That you have to use an email address to post should have been your first clue but then you’re not very bright are you!?
    This last post is so flattering it is HILARIOUS even copying my own idioms of language, you flatter me and there I am living in your little shrivelled noggin rent free and for nought!
    You’re welcome numbnuts! ;)

    Now do us all a favour and ask nursie to draw the screens, take your lithium like a good little boy and get back to your wax crayoning. And do try and remember not to eat them like last time!

    By swappers (you know the real one) on Oct 21, 2022

  24. swappers, you dumbass, did you go to this comment like all the other bullshit concerts you claimed you went to. your a maricon and it would please us greatly if you shut your piehole

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 21, 2022

  25. swappers, you lovely man, please forgive my illiteracy and shit in my piehole

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 21, 2022

  26. Hey swappers (you know the real one)

    I’m on your side and you should know you DON’T have to enter a REAL email address to comment here.

    BUT all comments, and visitors are trackable through the IP address that your internet provider, or phone company gives you to get online.

    If the bigO admins wanted to they could block any or all of us and even contact law enforcement if any of the a-holes were making credible threats.

    Until then we’re stuck with them. From the figures of speech, language, expressions, recollections of news, sports and music history in their comments doesn’t seem like they are kids in moms basements, but we can keep trying piss them off until they die of aneurysms, heart attacks or strokes!!

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 22, 2022

  27. I would to love blow up Parliament, Congress, Whitehouse and mow down every Secret Service and FBI man Sumdh. I mjust 1000 rounds of armor piercing bullets with military ar. wanna join me swappers

    By U L E on Oct 22, 2022

  28. Twernt me above twas that fat ass Anti

    By U L E on Oct 22, 2022

  29. Your not that stupid Sumdh. Your right. We remembers, Woodstock, Watergate, Vietnam and the Manson murders.

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 22, 2022

  30. call me aqualung. i love watching the lil boys run in their tighty whities

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 23, 2022

  31. i love watching the way the way their lil junk jiggles

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 23, 2022

  32. TheAntiChrist is a sick puppy.

    By U L E on Oct 23, 2022

  33. You’re a winner Right, you get the big prize Rightup Dias

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 23, 2022

  34. Now then some dumb fuck - what an appropriate name. Show me anywhere on here where I’ve said I hope someone dies. No, I’ll leave that to you.

    As for swappers, never has an air of superiority been less justified. If you behave like an idiot don’t be surprised if people treat you like one.

    Still, SDF is on your side, and that must be good news.

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 24, 2022

  35. swappers is the most arrogant pompous aasshole ive ever seen. i hope he does die and leave us alone. fuckin fish n chips breath

    By T J on Oct 24, 2022

  36. Swappers lives rent free in your peanut head.

    By Nigel Roe on Oct 24, 2022

  37. Nigel aka whopper swapper, i bet you will suck my prick for a box of ziti

    By T J on Oct 24, 2022

  38. TJ, don’t the patients in the AIDS ward suck yours for free?

    By Nigel Roe on Oct 24, 2022

  39. how about a truncheon up you arse nigel the nigga aka swappers.your new nom de plume dicweed

    By T J on Oct 24, 2022

  40. I miss the old days of Ed Saad’s stories. He was always in a good mood and sharing good music

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 25, 2022

  41. Ed Saad is still here. He is a name highjacker

    By Derrick on Oct 25, 2022

  42. Ed Saad gives great head

    By Jocko P on Oct 25, 2022

  43. T J dont freak out it only makes them win

    By Derrick on Oct 25, 2022

  44. That doesn’t seem right. If my memory is worth anything he’d rather be out walking with new tunes or posting concert tales than spewing racist butt pirate tales.

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 25, 2022

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