January in Chicago means that Buddy Guy plays a string of sold-out shows at his club. I’ve seen Buddy play many shows both at his club and throughout the area and I can easily say he’s my favorite blues musician and a great showman. Last year he released another album, Skin Deep, and it’s another classic. This video is the title track to that album and its performed live on the David Letterman Show. While his blues licks are among the best, his soulful singing really stands out on this version of the song.
The song also ties in with the fact that tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day. Nothing I can say about MLK can match the brilliance of his I Have a Dream speech.