Got the following in an email from Keith at Ernie Ball:
Ernie Ball, the premiere builder of strings, accessories, guitars and basses, has a new documentary series, Ernie Ball:The Pursuit of Tone on AT&T AUDIENCE Network (DIRECTV ch.239 or on AT&T U-verse ch.1114), that kicks off March 25 with blues legend Buddy Guy talking frankly about a wide range of topics — from how he got his start with a 3-string guitar to Muddy Waters’ last words of advice.
Here are a few clips from Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpmXaiJ64_w) . In this clip Buddy opens up about his reputation as a wild and crazy guitar player, “I started kicking the music stands off the stage,” Buddy says at one point. Also, included is the official trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQs9A0hWa8) from the new series.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have DirecTV or AT&T U-verse, you can’t watch it. Hopefully, after the show airs, they’ll post it in its entirety on YouTube.
I’ll admit that I’m not a “blues guy,” but I do appreciate shows where icons of certain genres talk about their craft, and Buddy Guy is certainly an icon! I watched the clip on YouTube, and though short, you could just feel his passion for what he does.