On October 10, 2019, blues guitar legend Buddy Guy brings his electrifying live performance to The Capitol Theatre with support from Jimmie Vaughan.
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 Guitars showcases his raw and unadulterated sound. Its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. And it only takes one listen to The Blues Is Alive and Well to realize that Guy’s mission has been more than accomplished here. At the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar.
When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he’s dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It’s a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn’t about to stop now.