Buddy Guy Stories

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...

Ravinia Announces 2016 Schedule

Ravinia announced its lineup for 2016 today. With events and concerts scheduled from June 2 through September 11, the festival will feature more than 100 performers.Highlights include Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck, Chick Corea Trio, Steve Miller Band, Duran Duran, Hollywood Vampires (featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper...

Sinead O'Connor Joins Buddy Guy For Impromptu Verse Of 'Sweet Home Chicago'

I'm not sure what brought Sinead O'Connor to Chicago, but whatever it was it didn't necessitate her learning the lyrics to our unofficial blues theme song.Buddy Guy has been laying it down several nights a week this winter at the annual residency at his South Loop tour. It's definitely a draw in these parts...

Setlist / Video / Recap: The Rolling Stones @ Milwaukee Summerfest

The Rolling Stones performed a career spanning set for the opening night of Milwaukees Summerfest, complete with surprise guests and a tour debut.The band opened with Jumpin Jack Flash, pairing the song with the title track from Its Only Rock n Roll, an unexpected choice.Though the band is currently promoting a reissue of...