Buddy Guy

Date: 10/16/2010
Time: 08:00 PM


Buddy Guy

State Theatre - MN
Minneapolis, MN
Sat, Oct 16 2010
8:00 PM
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Buddy Guy posing with his guitar

George "Buddy" Guy is a blues guitarist and singer from Lettsworth, Louisiana. Considered one of the most talented guitarists in this generation, Rolling Stone magazine listed Guy 30th on the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Born in 1936, Guy began playing the guitar in 1953 in Louisiana. After playing with some bands in Baton Rouge, he moved to Chicago in 1957.

By the late 1960's Guy's career was in jeopardy. Like many of his blues partners, the industry was facing neglect and were being overlooked. However, due to the blues revival of the late 1980's and early 1990's, Guy was back in performing for sold out concerts. Fellow blues counterpart Eric Clapton lobbied for Guy to be included in the "24 Nights" all star blues-lineup at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Guy is renowned for his ability to perform. While performing concerts, he has been known to play guitar with his drumsticks, or strolling into the audience while doing a solo. Many artists acknowledge Guy as one of the best blues performers ever. Jimi Hendrix once spoke of Guy as "Heaven is lying at Buddy Guys' feet while listening to him play guitar."

Buddy Guy has won 5 Grammy Awards to go along with the National Medal of Arts, awarded by the President. Billboard magazine named Buddy Guy as the title of the Greatest Living Electric Blues Guitarist. He was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 by B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Purchase your tickets to see Buddy Guy at the Historic State Theatre today!

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