Festival organizers also say they expect artists to honor late blues legend B.B. King throughout the weekend.
King, a legendary bluesman who influenced generations of musicians and fans, died at his Las Vegas home Thursday at age 89. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
B.B. King might have put it best when he said, “As long as people have problems, the blues can never die.” The legend might be gone, but his music lives on.
Last weekend in Los Angeles, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy received a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards for his stellar music career.
A Chicago Blues legend and a country-music star known for songs about drinking will perform next month when Illinois’s new governor is sworn in.
Buddy Guy, Flaco Jimenez, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter and Pierre Boulez are also among the award winners.
The 77-year-old hungered for greatness ever since he grew up on a Louisiana plantation, picking cotton and picking the guitar. By the time he got to Chicago in the late 1950s, he was just plain hungry.
Buddy Guy is part musician, part showman. He’s been performing for nearly 50 years, and you can still catch him at his South Loop nightclub. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.
He’s now amongst the very few, a Kennedy Center Honoree, the top honor for an artist in the country.
The city of Chicago sent bluesman Buddy Guy off in style to the Kennedy Center Awards–as Mayor Emanuel and a select group of bluesmen staged a 45-minute concert on the stage of Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.
Buddy Guy has influenced the likes of some of the most famous guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards but his early beginnings were simple growing up in Mississippi.
Choose Chicago, the official city tourism agency, has unveiled a new ode to the city. And so far, listeners are panning it.
Chicago blues Legend Buddy Guy provided some hard-nosed business advice this week as he picked up a lifetime achievement award to go with six Grammys.