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The Day Buddy Guy 'Left Home,' Bound For The Blues

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Guitar legend Buddy Guy has been called the bridge between the blues and rock and roll, and one of the most influential blues musicians in the world. Guitar icons like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and countless others use words like "legend," "master" and "greatest of all time" to describe him.

In his new memoir, When I Left Home, Guy describes what he calls his second birthday: The day he left his home of Louisiana for Chicago, the blues capital of the world.

Guy talks with NPR's Neal Conan about his career playing with musicians like Hendrix, Clapton, and Muddy Waters, how he paid his dues playing the blues, and his memoir.

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