You would think 76-year-old Buddy Guy's New Year's resolution would have been to take it easy. Not the case. Age isn't forcing Guy, who is considered by many as the most influential blues musician to come from Chicago, to slow down. Instead, he's kicking off 2013 with a month long residency at his own club here in the city, Buddy Guy's Legends (700 S. Wabash).
The blues scene in Chicago is something of a historical music mecca. So when you can rise above the rest and still draw a crowd decades later, it means something. Buddy Guy has done both with style and grace.
Buddy wasn't actually born in Chicago, but it wasn't long until we started calling him our own. He was born in Lousiana and moved here from Baton Rouge in the late '50s. Time passed and Buddy's name got bigger and bigger. All of a sudden he was sharing the stage with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Rolling Stone even named him on their "Greatest Guitar Players of All Time" list.
Buddy Guy, a guitarist and vocalist, is well into his seventies but he's still dropping new music all the time - just two years ago he won a Grammy for his most recent album Living Proof.
This month he'll be appearing every Thursday through Sunday night at Legends. Tickets range from $55 to $65 and each show is barred to patrons 21 years or older. Act fast - these shows will sell out. It isn't every day you get to see a legend at Legends!