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BUDDY GUY @ B.B. KING'S

2018-04-17
Showtime: 8PM
Doors Open at 6PM


Show is at B.B. King's
Blues Club & Grill.

Click on purchase link above or call
the box office at (212) 997 - 4144



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Buddy Guy @ B.B. King's

At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."



Buddy Guy released his latest studio album Born To Play Guitar on July 31, 2015 via Silvertone/RCA Records, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart. The follow-up to his 2013 first-ever double disc release, Rhythm & Blues, which also debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, Born To Play Guitar was produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer/songwriter and Buddy's longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge. The release features guest appearances by Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Kim Wilson and Billy Gibbons.

These many years later, Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country's musical evolution. He keeps looking to the future of the blues through his ongoing work with his 18-year-old prot�g�, Quinn Sullivan.

"I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff," he says. "I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car--Henry Ford invented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says `Ford' on the front.

"One of the last things Muddy Waters told me--when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said, `I'm on my way to your house.' And he said, `Don't come out here, I'm doing all right. Just keep the damn blues alive.' They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive."

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