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Buddy Guy

Tuesday, April 8, at House of Blues.

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Age hasn't slowed down this legendary Louisiana-born blues guitarist, who began his career as a session man at the equally legendary Chess Records after a chance meeting with Muddy Waters outside a Chicago club. At 71, Guy continues to regularly record and perform wildly entertaining shows — which often feature him playing his signature polka-dot guitar with drumsticks or wandering into the audience during extended band jams. He's influenced artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, and Jimi Hendrix, who picked up that playing-guitar-with-his-teeth trick from Guy. On his latest CD, Bring 'Em In, Guy covers Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" with famous fans Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and Carlos Santana as his backing band.

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