Buddy Guy

Music, Folk, country and blues
Buddy Guy
Photograph: Ryan Bourque

Time Out says

Most people call January "the first month of the year" or "three weeks of taking my resolutions seriously," but hardcore Chicago blues fans know that it's actually "Buddy Guy month." Throughout the entire month, the legendary bluesman picks up his polka-dot guitar and takes the stage during a residency at the South Loop blues clubs that bears his name. Guy performs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, with a different supporting act joining him each evening. This year, you'll see Guy paired with 20-year-old Mississippi guitarist Kingfish, local singer Demetria Taylor and veteran singer-songwriter Jimmy Burns. Tickets to Guy's January residency aren't exactly cheap, but witnessing a bonafide blues icon perform in his hometown is the kind of experience that's worth splurging for.


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