Sharon Shannon, renowned button accordion player from County Clare, Ireland is traveling to the US to play at Buddy Guy’s Legends on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a first for Buddy Guy’s- we’ve built our own international reputation as the home of Chicago blues. But much as the city dyes the river green, for one night we’re turning the home of the blues into a celebration of the Emerald Isle.
Shannon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of stars from Ireland and beyond, including everyone from Bono, Sinead O’Connor and The Chieftains to Steve Earle, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Allison Krauss. Her multi-platinum records blend a love of many genres with her deep traditional Irish roots.
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will also be a special preview of her latest album, Sacred Earth. It includes a guest appearance on guitar by Legends’ own Greg Guy, Buddy’s son.