With B.B. King’s passing, Buddy Guy is perhaps the premiere blues ambassador on the planet, and there are no signs that 2015’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner is slowing down at all. Guy’s performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage in May was the most invigorating and electrifying from any performer at any age.
Guy’s got a brand new CD called Born to Play Guitar dropping July 31, and it includes collaborations with A-list performers such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and Van Morrison, who appears on a song dedicated to King called “Flesh & Bone.” Guitar Player has an audio preview of the title track. Listen to it and get the full track listing here.
Guitar Player Presents is proud to help SFJAZZ welcome wild blues guru Guy to the home of the San Francisco Symphony located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center district across from City Hall.
Get more information and secure tickets to the SFJAZZ Summer Session show at plush Davies Symphony Hall here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Buddy Guy, click here and put “Buddy” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Saturday, August 15. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
GP Presents with SFJAZZ: Buddy Guy, plus the Record Company
Saturday, August 15, 8pm
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness
San Francisco 94102-4585
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.
Photo credit: Kerri Leslie