When: Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. 2016
Buddy Guy is a freewheelin’ soul that was born to hold a guitar. The proud son of a tiny Louisiana town near the bank of the Mississippi River, Guy learned the art of picking and strumming on a two-string diddley bow that he fashioned together before graduating onto acoustic guitar. After making his debut in the Chicago blues circuit, he discovered kindred spirits in legendary musicians like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Loud and aggressive, Guy perfected the bravado of his predecessors in exuberant tracks like “Stone Crazy,” which today ranks in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitar Songs” for its innovation in both texture and technique. This groundbreaking blend of blues and freeform jazz left a mark on a generation of artists that includes Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Witness living rock ‘n’ roll history with Buddy Guy at the Aztec Theater.