Buddy Guy Schedule
After years of paying his dues, the remarkable prodigy, Buddy Guy, has surfaced as the most
celebrated bluesman of his generation. A tremendously inspirational guitarist and passionate live performer, Buddy Guy began
as a sideman and slogged in the Windy City clubs for a decade before setting out on his path to international stardom.
the early '50s, this American living legend has rocked the stages of clubs and venues all over the world. And, you can still
find him at venues like the House of Blues in New Orleans; Sun Center in Aston, Pennsylvania; Paramount Theatre in Huntington,
New York; Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, New Hampshire; and more.
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Buddy Guy Background
Hailing from Lettsworth, Louisiana, the amazing
Buddy Guy taught himself how to play guitar at the astounding age of seven. He even crafted the guitar himself out of a two-string
instrument with a piece of wood and a handful of hairpins. By the time he turned 19, Guy had a job as a custodian at the Louisiana
State University in Baton Rouge. Also by this time, he managed to earn enough money to get his first real guitar, which he
used to perform in clubs in the Baton Rouge area. Guy continued to polish his musical skills, but he didn't make the decision
to purse music full-time until the summer of 1957. During this sizzling Louisiana summer, a friend of Guy's recommended Guy
try his hand at making music in Chicago.Inspired by musicians like Lightnin' Slim and John Lee Hooker, Guy boarded the train
to the Windy City on September 25, 1957. It was a date that is forever etched in Guy's mind - and in all of his guitars.
his friend's suggestion, Guy didn't leave Louisiana in pursuit of a music career but with the dream of making more money at
the University of Chicago as a custodian. Upon his arrival in Chicago, Guy met Otis Rush. Rush introduced Guy to the 708 Club
and soon he started playing there. It was also at the 708 Club that Guy met the iconic Muddy Waters, one of his music heroes.
Waters was taken with Guy's talent and the pair would eventually collaborate together. Willie Dixon discovered Guy at the
club, and through Dixon, Guy was able to score a contract as a guitarist with Chess Records. Through this contract, he was
able to work with several of his idols, including Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf. Guy remained with Chess until he left for
Vanguard Records in the late '60s. Guy was on the search for more creative control. The last album that he put out with Chess
Records also served as his first solo album, I Left My Blues in San Francisco (1967). A year later, the album, A Man and the
Blues arrived with Vanguard. Guy worked with Junior Wells (harmonica expert) for some of his most unforgettable pieces with
Vanguard, including "Messin' With the Kid" and "Hoodoo Man Blues."
A slew of coveted albums were issued by Guy from
the '60s to the '80s. It was also during these decades that the blues musician developed a dedicated fan base of rock-n-rollers.
Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix all credited Guy as a major influence. Guy's popularity slowed down a smidgen in
the '80s but his career was renewed in the '90s with three Grammy Award-winning albums: Damn Right, I've Got the Blues (1991);
Feels Like Rain (1993); and Slippin' In (1994). Guy continues to compose music in the 21st century, collaborating with modern-day
artists like John Mayer and Carlos Santana. In 2003, he released an acoustic album, Blues Singer. The album features covers
of some of Guy's faves. Today, when he's not on the road, Buddy Guy can be found at his famous Buddy Guy's Legends club, billed
as the top blues spot in Chicago.
Buddy Guy Hit Albums
Back in the mid-1960s, Buddy Guy launched his first
full-length album (called Hoodoo Man Blues), and since then he's released a steady string of inspirational albums that have
helped make him a major player on the blues scene. Some of his hits include: "Breaking Out," "I Left My Blues in Chicago,"
"Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" and more. Guy has been composing numerous albums since he first got going in the '60s,
right up to his 2013 album Rhythm & Blues, which he released at the young age of 77.
Buddy Guy Trivia
you know that Buddy Guy has engraved every guitar he owns with September 25, 1957? The date represents the day he left Louisiana
for the Windy City in search of a new life. It is certainly a date he holds near and dear to his heart.
Guy Concert Experience
There has never been a better time to head out to a great concert packed with moments that you'll
be talking about well after it's over. Sure, there are plenty of ways to listen to music these days, but it's a completely
different experience to actually be there so you can feel the pulse of the crowd and watch your favorite musician take the
stage for a memorable concert experience.
This rock band knows a things or two about connecting with a live audience,
making it always a good idea to put down the remote and head out for a night of music that will have you reaching for the
playlist as soon as you get home. The concert experience is nothing short of unbelievable, as any fan can attest, but it's
still something that you have to get immersed in if you want to truly appreciate. When a legendary musician like Buddy Guy
takes to the stage, the energy will be nothing short of unbelievable, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the sound
system and head out to see it all happen before your very eyes as Buddy Guy looks to put on yet another great show for their
dedicated fan base.