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Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang

Tue Feb 26th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

At Mainstage Theatre

$67.50, $59.50, $39.50, $29.50                                                       

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang return by overwhelming demand after their incendiary sold-out performance at the Center for the Arts last June!  

At age 76, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues.  He has received five Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C. Handy Awards), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.  Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Don't let 31-year-old Jonny Lang fool you - his appearance often belies the grizzled, blues-veteran voice for which he is famous.  The Grammy-winning former child prodigy instrumentalist topped the Billboard New Artist chart with his first album at age 15 and was called "one of the most important artists to watch in the new millennium" by TIME Magazine.  Today, Lang has eight critically acclaimed albums under his belt, including the Grammy Award-winning Turn Around and his newest offering, Jonny Lang Live at the Ryman.

"Guy's earthy vocals were perfectly accompanied by his raw, emotive guitar style... The septuagenarian had plenty of flashy tricks up his sleeve, sometimes playing his Strat with a drumstick, soloing one-handed, or playing with his fingers curved around the fretboard." - The Examiner




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