Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang
- Sep. 26, 2012 Add to Calendar
- Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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The benevolent king of the Chicago Blues, Buddy Guy has built a diverse discography in his 50+ year career. His original singles on Cobra Records reflect the influences of his early idols, Guitar Slim, Freddy King, and his mentor Muddy Waters. During the 1960s. backed by Chess Records, Guy solidified his own sound, with a fiery, tortured, slow blues brilliantly showcasing Guy’s whammy-bar-enriched guitar and shrieking, hellhound-on-his-trail vocals. Over the past four decades Guy has continued to explore the dynamic history of the blues, including raw juke-joint style tracks, Grammy-award winning acoustic stylings, and polished albums loaded with guest stars. Live, expect high-energy guitar histrionics and a vocal style that’s nearly as distinctive as his incendiary rapid-fire fretwork.
Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, joining, and then quickly becoming the lead, in the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in his hometown of Fargo ND. Lang was fourteen when the album Smokin’ was independently released, and it was a quick step to signing with A&M and releasing the multi-platinum Lie to Me in ’97. The rest, as they say, is history. Grammy nominations and wins now under his belt, and a decade of road-touring behind him, Lang has shed his identification as a blues wunderkind and now enjoys a critically acclaimed reputation based on his smoking guitar solos and voice that belies his years.