Buddy Guy to launch Tel Aviv Blues Festival

March 28, 2016 10:16
LEGENDARY AMERICAN blues guitarist Buddy Guy

LEGENDARY AMERICAN blues guitarist Buddy Guy. (photo credit: JOSH CHEUSE)

One of the world’s greatest bluesmen, Buddy Guy, will be bringing a little bit of Chicago to Israel when he performs on July 13 at the Caesarea Amphitheater.

The 79-year-old master guitar player from Lousiana honed his skills for a decade with such luminaries as Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter before launching a solo career in 1967.

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A fruitful collaboration with harmonica player Junior Wells brought him to the limelight that forged a string of rock & roll disciples, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Keith Richards.

Guy has continued to hit high notes throughout his career, with three Grammy-winning albums in the 1990s and more recent projects with John Mayer and Carlos Santana. In 2008, he was featured as a guest in The Rolling Stones’ Martin Scorsese-directed concert film Shine a Light, performing Muddy Waters’ “Champagne and Reefer.”

Guy’s performance will dovetail with the Tel Aviv Blues Festival taking place from July 13-16, and including 40 performances in over 20 clubs and bars.

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