Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, & Jimmie Vaughan
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Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, & Jimmie Vaughan
Blues Master Summit

Buddy Guy

Charlie Musselwhite
JIMMIE VAUGHAN

Mar 06, 2020
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

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Three of the blues world’s greatest artists share this soulful triple bill at Oakland’s historic Paramount Theatre.

GRAMMY-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the searing, uninhibited soul of the blues. The Muddy Waters protégé eventually came to define second-generation Chicago blues with his wildly exuberant performances and incendiary guitar playing. His influence was profound across the Atlantic, where British blues lovers Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page absorbed his style. Guy's definitive 1991 album, Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, officially launched his ascendance, and he’s been making the most out of his late-blooming fame ever since.

A four-time GRAMMY-winning guitarist whose incendiary sound has become synonymous with Texas blues, Jimmie Vaughan is one of the greatest instrumentalists to emerge from the Lone Star state. Taking inspiration from the “Three Kings” (Albert King, B.B. King, and Freddie King), Vaughan began his career as a bandleader in the late 60s and formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds, whose 1986 single “Tuff Enuff” hit the Top 10 on the Billboard pop chart. He’s worked with artists including Eric Clapton and the Foo Fighters and recorded nine albums as a leader, including the GRAMMY-winning 1990 session Family Style in collaboration with his younger brother, the late guitar giant Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Rising to prominence as part of the explosive blues scene of the early 1960s, Mississippi-born harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite paid his dues on Chicago’s storied South Side, working the clubs with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Joe Williams and John Lee Hooker. His 1966 Vanguard Records debut, Stand Back!, was a critical and commercial triumph that helped bridge the gap between Chicago blues and rock and roll, establishing him as a major musical figure. Now a treasured part of the Bay Area music community, The GRAMMY winner has worked with artists ranging from Tom Waits and Eddie Vedder to Gov’t Mule and the KODO drummers of Japan.

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Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive.

Eric Clapton

Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive.

Eric Clapton

Personnel

BUDDY GUY
Buddy Guy
guitar
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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
Charlie Musselwhite
harmonica
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JIMMIE VAUGHAN
Jimmie Vaughan
guitar & vocals
Mike Flanigin Hammond B3 & vocals
Billy Pitman guitar
Jason Corbiere drums
Billy Horton bass
Mike Rinta trombone
Doug James saxophone

Harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

BUDDY GUY
Buddy Guy
guitar
More TBA

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
Charlie Musselwhite
harmonica
More TBA

JIMMIE VAUGHAN
Jimmie Vaughan
guitar & vocals
Mike Flanigin Hammond B3 & vocals
Billy Pitman guitar
Jason Corbiere drums
Billy Horton bass
Mike Rinta trombone
Doug James saxophone

Harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from.

San Francisco Chronicle

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