New Music: Buddy Guy Boozes it Up With Keith Richards, Jeff Beck on New Song, ‘Cognac’

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Buddy Guy has summoned fellow guitar gods Keith Richards and Jeff Beck for the blues legend’s “Cognac,” the latest track to preview from Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive and Well.

Guy has long collaborated with the Rolling Stones, even appearing in the Shine a Light concert film to perform Waters’ “Champagne & Reefer” with the band. In 2015, Rolling Stone spoke to Guy about his connection to the band.

“When [the Rolling Stones] came to America, they recognized some of the greatest musicians that I had admired – Ike and Tina Turner, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf – and let America know who we were,” Guy said. “They let white America know what the blues is. We owe those guys all the thanks in the world.”

“Cognac” follows previous The Blues Is Alive and Well songs “Nine Below Zero” and “Blue No More” featuring James Bay. Richards’ Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger also appears on “You Did the Crime” on Guy’s upcoming LP, due out June 15th.