When George “Buddy” Guy was born in Lettsworth, Louisiana he probably had no idea that someday he’d make it into Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Then again maybe he did. After all, Buddy got his start learning guitar on a two string diddley bow that he made himself. His Chicago affiliation began when he moved here in the late 1950’s and met Muddy Waters—the ‘father of Chicago Blues’— and started recording for Cobra Records.
His style is unparalleled; in one concert you will hear blues, rock, soul, jazz, and all the sub-genres in between. That’s why they named him the bridge from blues to rock and roll, from the historic Chicago sounds of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to the ever changing sound of modern blues rock (think Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Jimi Hendrix).
Combined with his legendary voice and iconic showmanship, seeing Buddy Guy perform live is one of the most important things you can do. Lucky for you tickets are still available for his August 17 concert with George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Come hear why he was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2012 and why he continues to remind people everywhere that there is nothing like “Sweet Home Chicago”.