Buddy Guy

with special guest Shemekia Copeland

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Main Stage

Presented by AEG Live!

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

Blues legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, has an incredible career that spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. The recent recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award has been a major influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. As one of the Blues most electrifying guitarists, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” This seven-time Grammy Award-winner will release his brand new studio album, Born To Play Guitar, on July 31st via RCA records. Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues arena. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world.

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers “gale force singing and power” with a “unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music.” NPR Music calls her “fiercely expressive.”

Copeland’s newest albums, Outskirts Of Love, finds her at her most charismatic, performing roots rock, Americana, and blues with power and authority, nuance and shading. Outskirts Of Love is the most decidedly contemporary and musically adventurous album of Copeland’s still-evolving career.

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