On February 27th, we Minnesotans have the privilege of hosting George “Buddy” Guy and his soul-shaking Chicago Blues with a twist byway of his Lettsworth, Louisiana roots. Tickets are still available HERE and if you want some background before checking in at the NEW Fillmore concert venue, I invite you to read on.
Buddy got his start in life back in 1936, but his music career kicked off in 1967 with I Left My Blues in San Francisco, his first studio album, and since then there are as many albums on his resume as there are artists he has influenced such as Clapton, Hendrix, and modern days Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer. The talent he has inspired alone might explain why Rolling Stone listed him as one of the greatest artists of all time. Once described by Eric Clapton as “the best guitar player alive,” there is no reason why any music-loving-person would want to miss this fantastic experience being offered on the 27th.
Opening for Buddy will be a buddy of his (strike one for bad puns), Tom Hambridge. Tom is known for blues as well, but also rock and country hits his genre list as well. A two time Grammy winner with several nominations on top of that, Hambridge reigns from Buffalo, New York and will be bringing with him a set of Drums and killer vocals. This is no Phil Collins, folks – this artist has contributed his taps-and-pounds to releases with artists listing from ZZ Top, to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and bringing it back to our main act Buddy Guy, as well. Don’t miss this!
Check out a snippet of this Guy (Get it? No? Strike two for bad puns – Tough crowd) below while we wait for these next few weeks.