Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy is heading for Canada early next year.
Mixing traditional blues with the budding rock sounds of his electric guitar, Guy was a pioneer of the blues-rock scene. Guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton all state Buddy Guy as an influence.
"Musically, Buddy was a star," said Eric Clapton at Guy's Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction. "He was to me what Elvis Presley was for others. My course was set and he was my pilot÷ Buddy personified all that the modern bluesman needed to be. His technique was and is unique." Along with that honour, Guy has five Grammys, is only the second recepient of Billboard magazine's Century Award, and received US Congressional Medal of Arts. Buddy Guy is already on the road, hitting the southern United States and Brazil between now and the New Year.
If you want to see the blues the way it was meant to be, check him out in 2006:
February 10, Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
February 12, Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
February 13, Edmonton, AB - Jubilee Auditorium
March 23, Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
March 24, Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
March 25, Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square
Writer: Michelle Garcia