Israel born Guy King moved to Memphis, Tennessee at 16, before finally settling for Chicago, in the hopes of starting his musical career. There, he met blues legend Willie Kent, who would become his mentor and with whom he would collaborate, until Kent's passing in 2006. As Kent's bandleader and guitarist, King toured the world to the tune of 300 shows a year in just over five years. In 2001, the young guitarist recorded and co-produced Kent's award-wining and critically acclaimed album Comin' Alive!. In 2006, King's career as a leader took off with the formation of the Guy King Band. King's debut solo album, Livin' It, was released in 2009.