Buddy Guy Says Farewell at UPAC
KINGSTON – Bardavon Presents has announced that Buddy Guy will visit the Ulster Performing Arts Center for the final time on June 15, as part of his “Damn Right Farewell” tour. Star-in-her-own-right Samantha Fish will open the show.
Buddy Guy has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has influenced rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and just about every guitar player who has played the Blues, Blues Rock, and Hard Rock over the past 70 years. He has pioneered Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and is still the living link to the city’s halcyon days of Electric Blues, from the late 1950s when he was in Chess Records’ House Band. Buddy Guy is one of the last of the greats of the Blues performing today, who also brought the Electric Blues to the world, alongside Muddy Waters, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Albert King and many others from that time.
Buddy Guy has released a steady stream of albums since then and has received 8 GRAMMY Awards -winning his 8th and most recent GRAMMY Award in 2018 for his 18th solo LP, “The Blues Is Alive And Well”, and the Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award in 2015. He has received 38 Blues Music Awards – the most any artist has ever achieved, the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a “Kennedy Center Honor,” and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Plus, Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Over the past year, Samantha Fish has wowed local audiences at Empire Live and the Egg with absolutely rapturous sets. She is worth the price of admission alone.
Not to be missed!
Tickets start at $54, and go on sale to the general public on Nov. 18. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit bardavon.org.