By Jeff Stolowitz Nov 2nd, 2021
Last Saturday I was blessed to see Blues Legend Buddy Guy for the Second time in my life. The first time was at his nite club in Chicago almost 25 plus years ago. I was blown away then but even more so for this show because it had been postponed due to the pandemic and God only knew if the show would go on. Well it sure as hell did.
From start to finish the show was stupendous. Kenny Wayne Shepherd opened with heart felt cheers from the crowd but his encore in homage to Jimi Hendrix was reverberating. Ripping into Voodoo Child.
A standing roaring ovation greeted Buddy Guy as he took the stage. It was the Blues, really it was and while we had just seen Dead & Company, Eric Clapton and Shinedown it was this moment of Buddy breaking a string and making all of us who waited almost 2 years for this show split a gut laughing. That moment was the release everyone needed.
We cried we screamed we danced most of all we enjoyed hearing live music again and fittingly it was the “Blue’s”
The engagement of the audience by 85 year old Buddy was apparent in his full understanding of today’s sentiment of the circumstances we find ourselves in. References to having to drink muddy water when growing up and still being here to play.
His acknowledgments of Guitar greats Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck were an excellent touch to a emotional night of music.
Links to Clips of the Show
Kenny Wayne Shepherd