Bluesman Buddy Guy was recently honored with the the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the trade group’s 2013 Music Biz Awards.
During the ceremony held in Los Angeles, Guy, 76, also received a big surprise when 14-year-old protégé Quinn Sullivan took the stage to perform a song he wrote about his mentor called “Buddy’s Blue.”
Guy has won six Grammys, 28 Blues Music Awards, Billboard‘s Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement and the Presidential National Medal of Arts, but even he had to exclaim, ”I didn’t know this was going to happen!” after Sullivan wailed on his Fender Stratocaster.
Sullivan, who will join the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 4, has shared the stage with Guy before, but he went solo for his appearance at the NARM event.
Check out a previous performance of “Buddy’s Blues” below and visit Sullivan’s official website for more information.