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Buddy Guy

An Evening w/ Buddy Guy


An Evening
w/ Buddy Guy

Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm
at Paramount Theatre

Buddy Guy
Blues Giant Series: An Evening w/ Buddy Guy  

Buddy Guy


In an art form that’s practically been defined by the rediscovery of long neglected artists, Buddy Guy stands alone in recent decades as a giant reclaimed from obscurity. An ace session player for Chess Records throughout the 1960s who backed Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Koko Taylor, Guy was largely sidelined during the years that should have been his prime. The Muddy Waters protégé eventually came to define second-generation Chicago blues with his wildly exuberant performances and incendiary guitar playing. His influence was profound across the Atlantic, where British blues lovers like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page absorbed his style. Guy's definitive 1991 album, Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, officially launched his ascendance, and he’s been making the most out of his late-blooming fame ever since. His newest RCA Records release, Born To Play Guitar, is a tour de force produced by longtime collaborator and GRAMMY-winner Tom Hambridge. A testament to his lasting influence, Guy received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 GRAMMY awards and was a 2005 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Buddy Guy remains an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the searing, uninhibited soul of the blues.

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"There is no more skillful blues guitarist or all-around versatile blues singer and performer alive. " — Chicago Tribune
"Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive. " — Eric Clapton