WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM TO HOST BLUES LEGEND BUDDY GUY IN CONCERT ON OCT. 15
Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium will host blues legend Buddy Guy in concert on on Saturday, October 15 at 9:00 PM. ‘
Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 29th at 10:00 AM at the Coliseum advance box office, Tickets.com outlets at participating Triad area Lowes Foods locations, on-line at www.tickets.com and by calling Tickets.com toll free (888) 397-3100. Tickets are $35.00 and all seats are reserved.
Recognized worldwide as one of the pioneers of classic Chicago electric blues, Guy remains a thrillingly inventive guitarist, a passionately soulful singer, and a peerless showman. Over the course of his 45-year professional career, he has sold over two million albums; earned four Grammy Awards and won nineteen W.C. Handy Blues Awards, more than any other single artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Known as an inspiration to Jimi Hendrix and other 1960s blues and rock legends, Guy is one of the greatest exponents of Chicago Blues made famous by Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. In 1965 Guy began recording with harp ace Junior Wells and their 1965 debut Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark) became a crossover favorite in the late ’60s blues revival.
Guy recorded several solo albums and was emulated by Hendrix, but it wasn’t until the 1980s, with testimonials from virtuosos Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, that Guy’s career really took off. He won Grammys with his Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues (1991, Silvertone) and in 2004 with the acoustic Blues Singer (Silvertone), and has continued releasing well-received albums and touring all over the world. Guy collaborates with musicians such as Rolling Stones member Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, John Mayer and Keb’ Mo’ on his new album Bring ‘Em In to be released Sep 20 on the Jive label.