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R&R Hall of Famer coming to the Triad

R&R Hall of Famer coming to the Triad
June 20
00:00 2013

Guitar legend Buddy Guy will be in concert on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro.

Guy is best known as a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound. In the 1960s, Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. He can be heard on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” and Koko Taylor’s “Wang Dang Doodle,” as well as on his own Chess sides and the series of records he made with harmonica player Junior Wells.

Ranked 30th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, he influenced some of the most notable musicians of his generation, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In April, Guy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from LSU, where he worked as a janitor in the 1950s before going to Chicago to pursue his music career.

 

Tickets, which start at $39.50, are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., by calling the box office at 336-333-2605 or online at www.CarolinaTheatre.com .

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