Blues Legend Buddy Guy Plays the McCoy Center in New Albany Tonight
In a career that spans nearly 50 years and more than 50 albums, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and pioneer of the Chicago blues sound, this guitarist and singer is the recipient of more than 30 awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most received by any artist), the Billboard Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, and Rolling Stoneranked him in the top 30 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
CAPA presents Buddy Guy with special guest Quinn Sullivan at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany) tonight, October 20, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40-$60 at the CAPATicket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Corna Kokosing. The 2013-2014 Marquee Season is presented by the Limited Brands Foundation.
Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy recently released his new studio album Rhythm & Blues (July, 2013). The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award-winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first-time studio collaborations with Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart, and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Brad Whitford.
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep,Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76-year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics, and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today's music, but it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more.