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Buddy Guy

January is a special time in Chicago. Not just because the city shimmers with ice and snow and the legendary Hawk blasts through every street. It's because January is the month that hometown fans (and visitors!) can see globe-trotting blue legend Buddy Guy perform at his equally famous blues bar, Legends.

A Neighborhood Guide to Chicago Blues

Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

Buddy Guy

Blues music in Chicago is legendary. Born on the city's south side, the genre now thrives in many of the city's most popular neighborhoods and culminates each summer with the Chicago Blues Festival -- the largest free blues music festival in the world. Attracting 500,000 fans every summer, this year the festival takes place June 6 through 9 in Grant Park. If you can't make the festival though, there are still plenty of spots to get your rock on all year long.

Buddy Guy - Headshot - Blog

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).

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