Blues Legend Buddy Guy to Perform Oct. 27 at The Pullo Center
Buddy Guy, American blues guitarist and singer, is set to perform on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). Known for his showmanship, playing his guitar with drumsticks, or strolling into the audience while playing solos, Guy will share his music at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $75 and $58, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, charge by phone at 717-505-8900, or online at www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu and Ticketmaster.
Any discussion of Guy invariably involves a recitation of his colossal musical resume and hard-earned accolades. He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues.
Guy has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.
Yet despite this long list of achievements, Guy and his music remain as vital as ever. Just this year, he appeared on the big screen nationwide with a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light. At the age of 72, he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time, as part of the magazine's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs" package (his cataclysmic 1961 recording of "Stone Crazy" made the list). The release of his Skin Deep, album of all original material, with guest appearances from fellow guitar wizards Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Truck adds yet another dimension to this master's legendary career.
Visit The Pullo Center Web site at www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu or call (717) 505-8900 to learn more about the variety of programs planned for the year.