Eric Clapton once described Buddy Guy as the best guitar player alive. He has won seven Grammy Awards and toured worldwide. With his storied career and countless accolades, Buddy Guy has nothing left to prove—but he still plays like he does. His blistering, wizard-like guitar solos have defined Chicago blues for generations of listeners.
Born in Louisiana, Buddy Guy began playing guitar as a teenager and moved to Chicago in 1957 to test his chops in Chicago’s famed blues scene. He soon rose through the ranks to become one of the most respected guitarists of his generation. The Guardian calls Buddy Guy “one of the most exhilarating guitarists in the world.”
Guy is Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the fiery, uninhibited soul of the blues. A fiercely talented player and the guitar hero’s guitar hero, Guy has inspired everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Mark Knopfler, and Rolling Stone ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” As Keith Richards put it, “He’s the top honcho now.”
Buddy Guy’s performance is made possible with support major sponsors Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik and Door County Living, as well as supporting sponsors Close Publications, Nathan Nichols & Company, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Buddy Guy will perform at DCA at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. Tickets for the concert range from $78 to $98. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.