One of the guitar greats has set a Northeast Ohio date for the summer.
Buddy Guy, with opener Samantha Fish, will perform June 15 at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.
Says a release from concert promoter Live Nation:
At age 82, 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 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 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. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
As for Fish, who’s been making a name for herself in the contemporary blues since the late 2000s, she’ll be supporting latest album “Belle of the West.”
“You should always get outside of the box,” Fish says in the release. “Challenging yourself is how you grow.”
Tickets range from $45 to $85 and will be available at the Hard Rock Rocksino Box Office, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.