The legendary Buddy Guy at the ripe old age of seventy-two announces his next world tour, Buddy Guy Embarks on Tour 2008starting next 24 February at the 'Legends' in Chicago, then in Italy for one date only, the 1 July at Live Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (MI).
Buddy Guy, born in 1936, a guitarist and singer from Louisiana, is one of the greatest exponents of blues music. With his technique, he has influenced major modern bluesmen and more, starting with Jimi Hendrix a Eric Clapton, cited by both as one of the strongest influences: Clapton, in an interview, confessed to considering him the best living guitarist.
His voice is unmistakable, expressing all the energy of the blues and his guitar seems to speak with long notes and great use of vibrato, but above all Buddy Guy is music from the heart.
The last time we attended one of his concerts, 'a show within a show' as the most enthusiastic audience defined it, was on 15 July 2004 at the Teatro Italia in Udine on the occasion of the No Borders Music Festival, a Barley Arts production and unreleased show.
During his career, he has collaborated with high-calibre singers, from Junior Wells with whom he made 'Alone & Acoustic' e 'Every Day I Have the Blues'considered by specialised critics as two fundamental chapters in the blues discography, to Marc Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and of course Eric Clapton. In 2007, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Silvertone Records released Buddy Guy Releases Box Set, a box set collecting the artist's emotions and successes consisting of three CDs, a 90-minute life-dvd and a photo-book edited by Anthony De Curtis.
The date with Buddy Guy is scheduled for:
Tickets soon on sale on the Ticketone circuit and in the usual retail outlets