Today, Seven-time Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy reveals his version of “Nine Below Zero,” the Sonny Boy Williamson penned-classic and the first song released from this forthcoming album THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL, set for release June 15 on Silvertone/RCA Records.
THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL is Buddy Guy’s follow up to his 2015 album Born To Play Guitar, which won “Best Blues Album” at the 2016 Grammy Awards, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts and marked Guy’s fifth #1 album on the chart and twelfth Top 10 Billboard Blues album.
The new album features guest appearances by Mick Jagger on “You Did The Crime,” Keith Richards & Jeff Beck on “Cognac,” and James Bay on “Blue No More.” Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album.
The recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include 7 Grammy Awards, 37 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.
At 81 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with recent performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and more (click here for full touring schedule).
The Blues Is Alive And Well track list:
01 A Few Good Years
02 Guilty As Charged
03 Cognac (featuring Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
04 The Blues Is Alive And Well
05 Bad Day
06 Blue No More (featuring James Bay)
07 Whiskey For Sale
08 You Did The Crime (featuring Mick Jagger)
09 Old Fashioned
10 When My Day Comes
11 Nine Below Zero
12 Ooh Daddy
13 Somebody Up There
14 End Of The Line