Teenage musician Quinn Sullivan was recently lauded for his performance on stage with the legendary Buddy Guy at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Sullivan, who actually played on Guy’s 2008 album Skin Deep, said the experience at Crossroads was a thrill.
“It was so surreal,” Sullivan told Rolling Stone. “I’ll never forget it: Madison Square Garden, the standing ovations. It was crazy.”
Sullivan was joined by Guy and lap-steel master Robert Randolph for “Damn Right I Got the Blues,” and he later stepped in with Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan, Robbie Robertson and several others during a finale jam.
As for Guy, he seems very impressed by the blues dynamo.
“[Some media] think you’re not a blues player until you hit 100 years old,” Guy said. “That’s the crap I’ve been getting about Quinn: he’s too young to play the blues, but that’s what they said about me when I joined Muddy Waters’ band! If you listen to him, you’ll have a different attitude.”
Still have questions about Sullivan’s chops? Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
For more information on Sullivan’s upcoming album Getting There (out June 18), visit his official website.