Blues Guitar Legend Buddy Guy to Play the Palace This Fall
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues, and a major influence of rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
CAPA presents Buddy Guy at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $28.50-$78.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
Guy's latest studio album, Born to Play Guitar (2015), debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, following his first-ever double-disc release, Rhythm & Blues (2013), which also debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart.
In 2012, Guy was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contribution to American culture, performed at the White House, and published his memoir, When I Left Home.
Guy is a genuine American treasure, and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in the country's musical evolution. He looks to the future through his ongoing work with 18-year-old protégé, Quinn Sullivan.
"I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff," he says. "I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car. Henry Ford evented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says 'Ford' on the front."
"One of the last things Muddy Waters told me - when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said 'I'm on my way to your house.'" And he said, 'Don't come out here. I'm doing alright. Just keep the damn blues alive.' They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So, as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive."
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Owner/operator of downtown Columbus' magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Drexel Theatre, Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (New Albany, OH), and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.