Buddy Guy and John Hiatt – Centennial Terrace – July 28th

A show you don’t want to miss this summer if you’re a Blues fan!
Two of the greatest Blues artists join up this summer as a co-productions like no

Buddy Guy- Five Time Grammy award winner. 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, its fifteen tracks a true
pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. “I got children and grandchildren who
didn’t know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are
eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, ‘I didn’t know who you were, but I read
what Eric Clapton said about you,'” Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new
record. “I’m always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid
hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive.” At 85 Guy sounds every bit as vital
and youthful here as he did dating back to his early collaborations with the late Junior Wells,
and it’s inspiring to hear a veteran artist laying down the blues with such gusto
John Hiatt with the Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
John Robert Hiatt is one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. “You
know how writing goes for me, “ John Hiatt says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. “I
get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves.
You’ve just gotta jump inside and take the ride.”
Hiatt has been on that ride – as have we all, tagging along right beside him – for more than
four decades now. In fact, since the release of his 1974 debut, Hangin’ Around the
Observatory, rarely has more than a year or two passed without a new Hiatt collection hitting
the shelves.
Since 2000 he’s been on a remarkable late-career run, releasing nine acclaimed studio albums
and embarking on numerous tours in the U.S. and abroad.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10 a.m. online at etix.com or the Stranahan Theater Box office. (419) 381-8851


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