|with Grease & Grime Blues duo opening
VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
Tuesday, October 29, 8:00PM
$48 members, $58 non-member
$75 Premium – reserved seating and parking
PREMIUM SEATING IS SOLD OUT!
GENERAL ADMISSION IS STILL AVAILABLE
“He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people. …my course was set, and he was my pilot.” – Eric Clapton
“Without Buddy Guy, there would be no Stevie Ray Vaughan.” – Stevie Ray Vaughn
“Heaven is lying at Buddy Guy’s feet while listening to him play guitar.” – Jimi Hendrix
“He transcended blues and started becoming theater. It was high art, kind of like drama theater when he played, you know. He was playing behind his head long before Hendrix. I once saw him throw the guitar up in the air and catch it in the same chord.” – Jeff Beck
“Guitar Legends do not come any better than Buddy Guy. He is feted by his peers and loved by his fans for his ability to make the guitar both talk and cry the blues. Such is Buddy’s mastery of the guitar that there is virtually no guitarist that he cannot imitate.” – Bill Wyman
“Buddy Guy is the perfect combination of R&B and hardcore rock and roll.” – Billy Gibbons
“Without Buddy Guy, the blues, not to mention rock as we know it, might be a heckuva lot less interesting today.” – Guitarist Magazine
“…one of the last guardians of the great American blues.” – Barack Obama
In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, six-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.
He’s a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues.
Buddy Guy will release his new studio album Rhythm & Blues on July 30th on RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today’s music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.
The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells’ 1960 hit “Messin With The Kid” featuring Kid Rock, the touching “One Day Away” with Keith Urban, and “What You’re Gonna Do About Me,” a rousing duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with “Best In Town,” “Whiskey Ghost,” Guitar Slim’s “Well I Done Got Over It” and more.
The Blues disc taps into the genre’s rich history with “Meet Me In Chicago,” “I Could Die Happy,” “Never Gonna Change” and “All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues.” Aerosmith’s Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with “Evil Twin” while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on “Blues Don’t Care.”
Comprising two-fifths of the local blues favorite Grease, Grit, and Grime, Grease and Grime has been delighting blues fans in Western Nevada County for over six years. Seth Miner’s searing, emotional guitar tone lays down catchy and heart felt blues grooves interplayed with Scott Hickman’s powerful acoustic and amplified blues harp to produce freshly interpreted blues standards.
Seth has spent many years playing in bands and has toured extensively throughout the Northwest.
Scott has played blues harmonica since 1971, doing stints with blues artists, most notably Luther Tucker and L.C. “Good Rockin’ ” Robinson among others. Scott has received seals of approval from the likes of blues harp greats Mark Hummel and R.J. Mischo.
Seth Miner – guitar/vocals,
Scott “Phil Harmonica” Hickman – harmonica/vocals,