Buddy Guy has been around so long, his style has influenced guitar players who have already retired.
The legendary bluesman and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has turned 81, but he hasn’t slowed down. His singular style of Chicago blues involves changes of pace, intense solos and energetic performances at his live shows. He recorded with Muddy Waters, and iconic guitar players, including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, have cited his influence.
Guy is scheduled to play the Bay Area twice this week — at Paramount Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, March 17, and the day after at the Luther Burbank Center, open in Santa Rosa despite some minor damage on the property during the North Bay Fires.
— Peter Hartlaub
Buddy Guy: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17. $50-$125. Paramount Theatre, Oakland; 7 p.m., Sunday, March 18. $49-$89. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. https://lutherburbankcenter.org