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BUDDY GUY AND BAND
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE AND BAND

19 April 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

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Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-famer, six-time Grammy winner, and guitar hero to Jimi Hendrix, the legendary Buddy Guy makes his Opera House debut.

Tickets on sale Friday 13 December 9am

Description

Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-famer, six-time Grammy winner, and guitar hero to Jimi Hendrix, the legendary Buddy Guy makes his Opera House debut with full band on one of his final tours - a non-stop blues extravaganza with special guest harp-wielding heavyweight, Charlie Musselwhite.

Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-famer, six-time Grammy winner, and guitar hero to Jimi Hendrix, the legendary Buddy Guy makes his Opera House debut with full band on one of his final tours - a non-stop blues extravaganza with special guest harp-wielding heavyweight, Charlie Musselwhite.

Fuelling the fire and flash of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards with the high drama of Chicago's electric blues, six-time Grammy Award winner and Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Buddy Guy celebrates 60 years on stage in one of his last Australian visits - a double-trouble Opera House debut with harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, master collaborator to the likes of INXS ('Suicide Blonde'), Tom Waits ('Chocolate Jesus') and Ben Harper, last heard together on their full-length collaboration, 2013's Get Up!

Wielding heart-pounding heroics long before Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy has scorched audiences worldwide with his signature polka dot guitar and age-defying spirit - unleashing free-fall guitar leaps, behind-the-back playing and strolling solos to the backseats! Armed with nearly 30 albums and recent recordings with next-gen heroes such as Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., the Louisiana native has proved a true journeyman since the halcyon days of Chess Records, hitting stride with his '91 breakthrough Damn Right I Got the Blues.

Now following a banner year that saw Buddy receive the Presidential national Medal of Arts and perform his windy city swansong 'Sweet Home Chicago' with none other than President Obama, the blues-man released 2013's chart-topping Rhythm & Blues - his first double album split between deep-heated ballads and as B.B. King said, songs 'you want to boogie-woogie all night long'!

Supported by life-long friend, 27-time Blues Music Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite with his full band, Buddy Guy and the gang will rev the Concert Hall into a hot house of classic songwriting, howling solos and timeless charm steeped in American tradition. As Buddy says...'If you don't think you have the blues, just keep living'

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Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $99.90 - $149.90
Insiders $79.20 - $119.00
Standing Room (*see conditions) $20
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

*$20 standing room tickets: a limited number are available for this performance, valid for Healthcare cardholders and patrons 20 years or younger. Patrons must purchase tickets in person from the Sydney Opera House box office along with presentation of Healthcare card and/or proof of age. Limit of 2 per person, while stock lasts.

 

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

Wednesday 19 April 8pm Running Time: TBC

Reviews

Buddy Guy

'Heaven is lying at Buddy Guy's feet while listening to him play the guitar'  -Jimi Hendrix

'Buddy Guy was to me what Elvis was for others' - Eric Clapton

'Without Buddy Guy, the blues, not to mention rock as we know it, might be a heckuva lot less interesting today'
- Guitarist Magazine

Charlie Musslewhite

'An American blues legend' -   Faster Louder

'Legendary... the only word that suits this heavyweight blues harpist' - Time Out New York

Links

Buddy Guy

'Sweet Home Chicago' (live at Crossroads feat. Eric Clapton)
'Damn Right I Got the Blues' (live on Letterman)
'What Kind of Woman is This?' (live feat. John Mayer)
'Hoochie Coochie Man' (live, 1970)

Charlie Musselwhite

I'm I'm Out and I'm Gone (music video)
'Mississippi Beat' (live feat. Richard Bargel)

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