Buddy Guy Stories

Friday Album Reviews | Eight New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from June 15. By: Alex WoodBuddy Guy The Blues Is Alive And WellAs most Chicagoans know, Buddy Guy is stilling sounding as great as ever at 81 years old. Still performing regularly after more than...

Late Night Roundup | David Byrne, Buddy Guy, Nathaniel Rateliff & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite artists hit the promotional, late-night television circuit. 1. David Byrne on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertTalking Heads songwriter David Byrne recently began his massive world tour in promotion of American Utopia, and stopped by Colberts show for an appropriately weird performance and interview. The choreographed song features Byrne and...

Ravinia Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Ravinia Festival in Highland Park has announced its extensive calendar of musical acts for the summer.Running from June 1 to September 16, the outdoor venue will host a wide range of bands, artists, movies and orchestral performances.Highlights for the season include Roger Daltrey, ZZ Top with John Fogerty, Trombone Shorty with Galactic and Preservation Hall...

Buddy Guy Announces 2018 Legends Residency

Buddy Guys residency at his blues club, Legends, is a Chicago institution at this point, drawing music fans from around the city and world throughout the month of January.This year should be no different, with 16 Buddy Guy concerts stretching across the month, every show featuring a different opener. Guy performs Thursday through Sunday each...

Photo Gallery | Sons & Daughters Of The Blues @ Buddy Guy's Legends

By: Howard GreenblattThey say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  The Sons and Daughters of the Blues Jam at Buddy Guy's Legends on September 18 proved that old adage.Coming together to support prostate cancer education and awareness, the offspring of Blues legends are Blues Royalty in their own right.Hosted by Wayne...

"Chicago Plays The Stones" Compilation To Feature Local Blues Legends

A new compilation album titled Chicago Plays The Stones aims to honor The Rolling Stones catalog utilizing the style and performers of the Chicago blues.Created by Chicago Blues Experience and released in correlation with the Navy Pier exhibit dedicated to the Stones, Exhibitionism, the 12-song compilation features multiple of generations of Chicago blues artists,...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | Derek & Susan Join Buddy Guy Late Night at Legends 1/21/17

Photos: Howard GreenblattA three night run for the Tedeschi Trucks Band in Chicago was unprecendented, but apparently it wasn't nearly enough.Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi stopped by Buddy Guy's namesake club for a little more jamming with the Chicago blues patriarch.  Guy, deep in his annual January residency at the club, was firing...

PHOTO GALLERY | Buddy Guy @ Legends 1/5/17

Photos: Howard GreenblattIt's January in Chicago and that means Buddy Guy is back for his winter residency at his namesake South Loop club.Howard was on hand with his camera to grab some great shots of the 2017 residency's very first night, Thursday, January 5th.  It continues each weekend in January -- Thursday...

Photo Essay | Sunday at Chicago Blues Fest 2016

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard GreenblattTheres nothing like a nice, chill Sunday afternoon on the Front Porch stage at the Chicago Blues Festival.  After two days of blistering heat, fans loved sitting in the sunshine while basking in the blues AND cooler temperatures.A large contingent of fans lined up around the stage to...

Video / Setlist | Zakk Wylde Jams 'Little Wing' In Crowd At Experience Hendrix @ Chicago Theater

While classic rock continues to live onthrough tribute bands and reunion tours, the music of Jimi Hendrix can't be contained by a single band or artist.The Experience Hendrix Tour seeks to rectify this, allowing multiple guitariststo celebrate Jimi's life by fronting a crack house band. As you might guess, with a ton of talent...