Hall of Famer Buddy Guy at Bourbon and Beyond

By on August 1, 2023

If you’re a fan of blues music, you won’t want to miss the chance to see one of the legends of the genre, Buddy Guy, performing live at Bourbon and Beyond this year. Buddy Guy is a living icon of the Chicago blues scene, who has influenced countless guitarists with his fiery style and soulful vocals. He has won eight Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Kennedy Center Honors, and he was ranked #23 by Rolling Stone in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

File Photo: “Buddy Guy” in Chicago in 2011. Used by permission, (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot)

Buddy Guy was born in 1936 in Louisiana, where he learned to play guitar on a homemade instrument. He moved to Chicago in 1957 and soon became a regular at the famous Chess Records studio, where he recorded with legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. He also formed a lasting partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells, with whom he recorded classic albums like Hoodoo Man Blues and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues.

Buddy Guy’s career spans over six decades and he has released more than 30 albums, including his latest one, The Blues Don’t Lie, which came out in 2022. He is known for his energetic and expressive performances, where he often plays his guitar with his teeth, behind his back, or with a drumstick. He is also famous for his hit songs like “Stone Crazy”, “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues”, “Feels Like Rain”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Skin Deep”.

Buddy Guy will be performing at Bourbon and Beyond on September 4th, along with other great artists like The Black Keys, The Black Crowes, Bruno Mars, Blondie, Duran Duran, ZZ Ward and a ton more of top talent. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the masters of blues music in action, so don’t miss it. Get your tickets now and get ready to enjoy some of the best blues music ever made by Buddy Guy.

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