Playing For Change and Buddy Guy united to record and film his anthem, “Skin Deep” across America. The song includes over 50 musicians from coast to coast featuring Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Billy Branch, Chicago Children’s Choir, and Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi. Originally, this was going to be a song across Chicago to bring light to all the violent shootings across the city but as time marched on, along with various shootings across our country, we realized we needed to expand our vision and use this song as a tool to unite our divided nation.
The Listen to the Music series is our newest body of work comprising 12 new Songs Around The World and featuring Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Jack Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. All music in this series was recorded live outside with a mobile studio and features over 200 musicians from 25 different countries. The is available now, with one new video from the series dropping every month!
100% of Playing For Change’s profits from this album will go to the Playing For Change Foundation, helping to support music education across the globe. Listen to the music; change the world!
"Just like you can't judge a book by the cover, we all gotta be careful how we treat one another"
Lyrics and Chords
Skin Deep: written by Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge and Gary Nicholson
Buddy Guy: composer, vocals, guitar
Tom Morello: electric guitar
Billy Branch: harmonica
Chicago Children's Choir: vocals
Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi: vocals
Allegra Montanari: cello
Alice Tan Ridley: vocals
Dave Herrero: guitar
Marty Sammon: keyboard
Paulie Cerra: saxophone
Peter Bunetta: drums
Peter Vale: congas
Sarah Marie Young: ukulele/vocals
Terry Wilson: bass
Waddy Wachtel: electric guitar