Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang will perform at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy Award winner, Buddy Guy, is also known as Chicago's blues king; ruling his domain just as his idol and mentor Muddy Waters did before him. His high-energy guitar histrionics and boundless on-stage energy have always been Guy trademarks, along with a tortured vocal style that's nearly as distinctive as his incendiary rapid-fire fretwork. He's come a long way from his beginnings on the '50s Baton Rouge blues scene, having journeyed to Chicago in 1957, ready to take the town by storm. – and that he did. Today Guy is the favorite blues axeman of great many adoring fans worldwide, including guitar great Eric Clapton himself. Most recently, Guy is an honoree in this year's Kennedy Center Honors and has a new CD out entitled Skin Deep, which features: Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks and Robert Randolph.
Grammy Award-winner, Jonny Lang, is hailed as a Blues prodigy with the screaming Telecaster, becoming a professional musician at the age of 12. Notable for both his strong and passionate vocals and his guitar prowless, Lang has been on the road since his now platinum debut Lie to Me, touring with industry giants like BB King, The Rolling Stones, Sting and Areosmith. Lang has also released numerous CDs, including the Grammy winning Turn Around, played for President Clinton, and was asked by Eric Clapton to participate in multiple Crossroads festivals. Most recently, Lang was featured on the 2012 season of American Idol as mentor to runner up Phillip Phillips.
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.