The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. And as Guy pushes forward with his astounding career, he’s careful not to forget his late contemporaries who inspired him along the way. “I went to sleep yesterday and woke up and all the great blues players are no longer with us.
Muddy, Wolf, B.B.-they’re all gone. Before they passed away, when they were in their prime, we used to have a drink and a laugh and talk about how when one of us is gone, the others have to keep it going. I’m trying to do something to keep this music that I love so well alive.” It’s clear that the music-and Guy himself-ain’t going away anytime soon. Sunset Presents is honored to bring this living legend back to our theater’s main stage, with opener, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.