Why Buddy Guy at 80 is Better Than Anyone at 20

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Buddy Guy may be 80 years old, but he’s about to play four shows a week for a month straight better than any up-and-coming guitar god.

As is tradition every January, Guy will be playing sets at his club Buddy Guy’s Legends, so don’t be that person who missed out on a chance to see one of the most gut-punching vocalists and emotional guitar players that has ever lived. Guy recently won his seventh Grammy award for the album he put out in July, “Born to Play Guitar,” which let the world know he’s definitely not done. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Blues chart.

Guy always bring special guests to these shows and this year is no different. You can catch him with Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials, Mike Wheeler, and Wayne Baker Brooks among others.

Muddy Waters is without a doubt the father of Chicago blues, but Guy has done a great job of keeping it alive and strong since Muddy’s passing. Guy doesn’t play and sing the blues for your ears but for your heart.

Catch Buddy Guy until Jan. 29 at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave. Tickets for Thursday and Sunday shows are $55 and Friday and Saturday shows are $70. All tickets are general admission and seating is not guaranteed so make sure to arrive as early as possible. For showtimes and ticket information visit bg.buddyguy.com/buddy-shows-2017.


Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.