BUDDY GUY AND JONNY LANG
TO PERFORM AT MEADOW BROOK AMPHITHEATRE JULY 12
Tickets On Sale Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m.
Multi-Grammy® Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy and Grammy® Award winning artist Jonny Lang will perform at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets (starting at $29.50 on the lawn) go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office and Ticketmaster.com.
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. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West-Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received seven Grammy® Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy® Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. At 83 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world.
Since the release of his debut album, Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.