Five-time Grammy Award winning blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy makes a special appearance at the Marin Center alongside Marin County blues legend Elvin Bishop for a night that is sure to bring the house down! Known as an inspiration to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many other guitarists, Buddy Guy’s music can vary from the most traditional blues to a creative, unpredictable mix of the blues, avant rock, soul and free jazz that morphs at each night’s performance. Elvin Bishop stirs up every party with a bluesy stew of slide guitar and groovin’ rhythms which have earned him the reputation as one of the most respected and beloved artists to come out of the ‘60s blues-rock explosion. The performance will take place at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive in San Rafael on Friday, November 13th at 8pm. Tickets are $60; $40, $25, Premium Seats are $75 and can be ordered through the Marin Center Box Office at 415-499-6800 or on-line at www.marincenter.org
Born in Lettsworth, Louisiana in 1936, Buddy Guy learned to play the guitar when he was just seven years old on a two-string contraption he made that attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother's hairpins. In 1957, Buddy moved to Chicago where he recorded with Chess Records playing with legends such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor and others. Buddy’s career then took off during the blues revival period of the late 1980s and early 1990s and sparked by Eric Clapton's request that he be part of the “24 Nights” all-star blues guitar lineup at London's Royal Albert Hall. Shortly after Buddy signed with Silvertone Records and his first three albums Damn Right - I've Got the Blues, Feels Like Rain, and Slippin' In, all earned Grammy Awards. In 2005 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with his five Grammy’s, Buddy has also received 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. www.buddyguy.net
Elvin Bishop started playing guitar at the age of 15 when he became hooked on the sounds of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard.
A National Merit Scholar Elvin attended The University of Chicago where he met harmonica player Paul Butterfield and the two became instant friends. Together, they formed the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band releasing two pivotal rock albums - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Album and East West. In 1968, Elvin moved to San Francisco and formed The Elvin Bishop Group. Elvin hit the charts big-time with several solo tracks like Travelin' Shoes, Sure Feels Good and what would become his biggest hit, Fooled Around and Fell in Love, featuring a powerful vocal by Mickey Thomas (later of Jefferson Starship).
In 2005, he released Gettin' My Groove Back and in 2008 his most recent album The Blues Roles On, on Delta Groove Music. With support from B. B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, George Thorogood, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth and Angela Strehli, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. www.elvinbishopmusic.com
Official Website: http://elvinbishopmusic.com
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