When: Sun., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. 2016
While he was literally born on the Louisiana bayou, Buddy Guy become one of the foremost purveyors of Chicago blues after moving to the Windy City at 21 and learning guitar at the knee of Muddy Waters. After winning a record deal via a contest, the Chess Records folks decided that Guy’s raucous style was too wild, letting him go before he proved to be a pioneer of a rocking blues style that influenced fans including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. With B.B. King gone, Guy stands as arguably the most important surviving bluesman.