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 Buddy Guy - PCa Blues Spokesperson 

Buddy Guy - PCa Blues Spokesperson 

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Fighting to end prostate cancer through education and awareness. 

Our mission is to save lives from prostate cancer through education and awareness.

We envision a world where no one dies from prostate cancer. A place where no one looses a brother, father, uncle, friend, boss or loved one to a disease that has the best chance of cure when it is found at an early stage. To achieve this we will empower men to make informed decisions about this deadly disease the numerous options available to them prior to a diagnosis either to themselves or to a loved one by connecting the dots between prostate cancer and blues music.

 

Celebrating Buddy's 80th Birthday

 John Lupton III (Founder),  Janice Johnston (Director of the HART FunD), & Buddy Guy

John Lupton III (Founder),

Janice Johnston (Director of the HART FunD), & Buddy Guy

Did you know that PCa Blue founder, John Lupton III was a #prostatecancer survivor thanks to early detection. We lost him a year ago today, March 30. He was a compassionate, caring, dedicated human who worked very hard to bring the prostate cancer cause to blues music. Please join Ivy Ahmed Ivy, Lynn Orman Weiss and the PCa Blue team as we honor his legacy every day with the help of our national spokesman Buddy Guy and many others Bobby Rush Wayne Baker Brooks Marty Sammon's Blues Fling Buddy Guy's Legends, Janice Johnston, Barbara Ballin Newman & all the Blues Societies.

 

Featured PCa blue Articles

 
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‘Two Blues Legends for One Great Cause’Kicks Off In Memphis

March 31, 2017

Memphis, TN – The ‘Two Blues Legends for One Great Cause’ tour will kick off in Memphis this Sunday, 2 April, at Minglewood Hall on Madison Avenue.

Artists slated to be performing include headliners Buddy Guy and Bobby Rush. Also scheduled to appear are The Bo-Keys, Southern Avenue, and Vasti Jackson.

As noted on the PCa Blue site, “PCa Blue is pleased to announce the Buddy Guy Blues for Prostate Cancer initiative. In 2017, Buddy will appear alongside blues masters, daughters and sons of blues legends, and local blues musicians in cities across the country – at the same time presenting the important information men need to make informed decisions about this deadly disease.” PCa Blue is a 501c3 charitable organization

 
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A September Playlist: Blues For Prostate Cancer

September 8,2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed, so we want to encourage everyone: talk about prostate cancer with your doctor! If you’re not at risk, talk about it with your family. And if you need some music to listen to in the waiting room, we’ve put together a playlist of musicians affected by prostate cancer.

Some of these artists died from prostate cancer; others are from their families (talk to your family!) and some of them are helping raise funds and awareness this month at two special events sponsored by PCaBlue, the non-profit for whom Buddy Guy serves as national spokesman. Here’s the playlist – give it a listen, and read below to see how each artist is connected to the cause.

 
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Featured Interview – Buddy Guy

December 22, 2017

“Buddy Guy just hit the spot for me.” Jeff Beck leaned back in the overstuffed couch in a studio loft in London’s Soho District. He was there to shoot a guitar magazine cover shot with his mentor Buddy Guy. I asked him to put Buddy’s mojo into words. Where did the blues master get his secret sauce? The year was 1991.

“It’s his youthful vigor, sort of manic stuff and comedy. He has a lot of very exquisite timing and is delightfully out of key sometimes. That’s what I find so charming. It’s just a hair sharp. It wouldn’t be right, had it been dead on the note. From there on, I was like a junkie. I would go around looking for other people to share the same stuff. I was bringing it up to Eric (Clapton) and Jimmy (Page). ‘Have you heard this stuff?'”

 
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Photos: Blues legends Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush in concert for special cause

January 10, 2018

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy opened his Chicago January residency at his Legends club Thursday night with a lineup that boasted his longtime friend and blues icon Bobby Rush. The two have shared the bill at many a festival or special event over the decades, but this night the duo were on a mission — to raise awareness for prostate cancer. A benefit for the charitable organization PCaBlue, the evening was the latest in a line of shows Guy and Rush began hosting last year to spread the word about the illness.

The night’s openers included Wayne Baker Brooks (son of the late, great Chicago blues artist Lonnie Brooks) and blues guitarist Jimmy Vivino (of Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band from “Conan”).