Aykroyd announced the next guest “As one of the most important guitarists, is a major part of the Chicago Blues sound, and has influenced generations of guitarists.” When the lights went on there was Buddy Guy with his 14-year-old protégé Quinn Sullivan. Robert Cray said in the 2004 Crossroads DVD “You need to watch Buddy like a hawk or he’ll steal the show,” which he always does. At 76 Buddy Guy still puts on a show like no else and is always one of the most exciting performers to see.
The guitarists ranged from Sullivan at 14 all the way to B.B. King at 87. There were greats at every age and genre. Clearly Sullivan is great if he tours with Buddy Guy, but you need to see this kid live to really see how good he is. I couldn’t believe, a 14-year-old guitarist held is own up there at a sold out show at Madison Square Garden alongside Buddy Guy and coming after so many guitar greats. Another great musician was up there as well who was a new comer at the first Crossroads and continues to prove his worthiness Pedal Steel Guitarist Robert Randolph. When the three of them traded solos it was amazing to say the least.