Events Calendar


Buddy Guy

Center for the Arts
North Campus
8:00 p.m.
$49.50, Students $22
645-2787 (
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Special Guest: Tom Hambridge

At age 80, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

He released his latest studio album Born To Play Guitar in 2015 on Silvertone/RCA Records, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart. It was produced by Buddy’s longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge.

Buffalo, NY native Tom Hambridge is a two-time GRAMMY- winning producer & songwriter. He has also worked with B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, Chuck Berry, Johnny Winter and Delbert McClinton to name a few. As a songwriter, Tom has had over 500 of his songs recorded by such diverse artists as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Devon Allman and many more. As a solo artist he has released six critically acclaimed albums.