Chicago Magazine has named Buddy Guy one of its “Chicagoans Of The Year” for 2013! Read the whole article here.
The old blues clubs may be gone, but Guy’s licks still soar at his 24-year-old namesake nightclub in the South Loop, where he performs each January (for 2014 tickets, visit buddyguy.com) and which he vows to keep open as long as he lives. “Buddy is our greatest surviving link to the incredible blues tradition of this city,” says Jim DeRogatis, music critic and cohost of the National Public Radio showSound Opinions. “He was just the right age to learn at the feet of the masters. To have him here [in Chicago] and be able to watch him is magical. We should never take that for granted.