Few boast a musical résumé like this Louisiana legend. One of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Buddy Guy was born into the Great Depression in 1936, but rose to shake up the music scene with the ferocious brand of Chicago blues that would become his signature, and continues to make an impact on the airwaves today.
His fiery, screechy technique on tracks like 'Mustang Sally' and 'Damn Right I've Got the Blues' brought together rock and roll and blues for the first time in music history, and his discography is said to have influenced some of the greatest musicians of all time - from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton. He might be a somewhat senior citizen, but this eminent bluesman is still going strong, fresh from winning a sixth Grammy Award for his latest album Born to Play Guitar. Get Buddy Guy tickets at StubHub UK and see this eminent artist perform live in the UK in 2016.
Once described by Slowhand as "the best guitar player alive", this eminent musician has had an incalculable impact on the world of music since the early '60s. Growing up in Baton Rouge, he learned to play guitar as a teen, taking inspiration from Southern greats like Lightnin' Slim and Guitar Slim. In the late 1950s, he moved to Chicago, the capital of electric blues, where he began playing his fierce and visceral style of blues in jukebox joints. Attracting the attention of noted blues label Chess Records, he earned his stripes performing on records of legendary artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
In the '60s and '70s, he released some boundary-breaking recordings that bridged blues and rock 'n' roll, quickly gaining mainstream exposure. Rooted in classic Chicago blues, his loud and aggressive guitar techniques on tracks like 'Mustang Sally' and 'First Time I Met the Blues' went on to directly influence rock rebels Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. His more recent recordings have proven to be particular favourites, after 1991 album Damn Right, I've Got the Blues earned him a Grammy Award and re-established his career. Most recently, his exhilarating 2015 LP Born to Play Guitar earned him a whole new generation of admirers, but the long-time fans insist that he's best appreciated live in concert. Pick up Buddy Guy tickets on StubHub UK and experience his catalogue of classics in a once in a lifetime live performance.
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