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What to Watch on Tuesday: New documentary on blues guitar great, Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away (9 p.m., PBS NC) - This American Masters documentary tells the story of George “Buddy” Guy, who transcended his early years as a sharecropper in Lettsworth, Louisiana in the 1940s to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time. After moving to the Midwest in the 1950s, Guy quickly rose to prominence as the go-to guitarist for Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf as part of the iconic Chicago blues scene. Solo commercial success consistently eluded Buddy, until a late-career breakthrough in the 1990s when he finally gained the recognition he deserved. The new documentary features both archival and new, never-before-seen performances by Buddy Guy and features President Obama, The Rolling Stones. Carlos Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Kingfish and others.

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