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January is here and so is Buddy Guy’s annual Chicago residency

January is here and so is Buddy Guy’s annual Chicago residency
Photograph: Ryan Bourque

You've got 16 opportunities to see Buddy Guy in January, which are among the few things worth venturing outside for if these sub-zero temperatures stick around. Just like he does every year, the blues guitarist will be playing four shows a week throughout January at his Buddy Guy's Legends club, a 500-capacity venue that offers one of the most intimate ways to see the local legend perform.

The 81-year-old musician's residency kicks off on Thursday, January 4, when he'll play with fellow octogenarian blues artist Bobby Rush. Guy will perform a show every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the remainder of the month, accompanied by a different opening act each night. Plenty of Chicago blues club regulars will be joining Guy, including Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Toronzo Cannon and Jimmy Burns.

Tickets for Guy's January residency are available now, with prices starting at $55 for each show. That might seem a little pricey, but seeing Guy in his own club is the kind of experience that's worth splurging on.

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