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Details: Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy at The Capitol Theatre
Tue, July 19, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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With his new album, Living Proof, Guy takes a hard look back at a remarkable life. At age 75, he’s 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 6 Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), 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.”
Yet as the album’s opening track declares, today Buddy Guy is “74 Years Young,” still searching for new sounds and fresh ideas. The start of each new decade always seems to inspire him (see 1981’s Stone Crazy, 1991’s Damn Right, I Got the Blues, and 2001’s Sweet Tea), and on Living Proof, such songs as “Thank Me Someday” and “Everybody’s Got to Go” are strikingly personal meditations on his past, his legacy, and his mortality.
“The life I’ve lived is what we’re singing about,” he says. “These songs are exactly what I came up through in my life, what I’ve experienced.”