It’s one of those questions that might come up in a pub one night: How is Buddy Guy doing these days? He’s still alive, right?

According to his reflective new album, Living Proof, Buddy is 74 Years Young and having fun. He’s celebrating a full life, gently gloating that he knew all those blue rockers would Thank Me Someday for blazing the trail. And he’s in no rush, but knows Everybody’s Got to Go sometime.

This is an album from a man at peace. Good non-Christmas holiday listening.