BUDDY GUY, JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Buddy Guy, James Cotton & Charlie MusselwhiteMonday 21 April 2014 Bluesfest Touring is immensely proud to present perhaps THEIR GREATEST EVER BLUES TOUR BUDDY GUY with special guests CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE and also The JAMES COTTON BLUES BANDHeaven is lying at Buddy Guys feet while listening to him play the guitar. Jimi Hendrix "Charlie Musselwhite's the most important living American musician. And I've got a seat at the table with him." - Ben HarperBUDDY GUY is an absolute legend and, can you believe it, he will be 78 next birthday! BUDDY GUY is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicagos fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that citys halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone rank him at # 23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." From his early days playing sessions alongside Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters, through to his latest double CD release, Rhythm & Blues, BUDDY GUY has played alongside them all, and released nearly 70 albums. But more than five decades into a life as one of the worlds leading bluesmen, Buddy Guy is used to new surprises, challenges, and accolades and, although he is beginning to limit his international touring, this past year has proven to be one of BUDDY GUYs most remarkable ever. He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of Sweet Home Chicago. Now the story continues with the release of his latest CD; the first double-album set of his storied career. It has a title both simple and clever: Rhythm & Blues ; 21 tracks which feature contributions from a stellar and wide-ranging set of guests, including Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Gary Clark, Jr., Kid Rock, Beth Hart and Australias Keith Urban. BUDDY GUYS special guests are CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE and JAMES COTTON. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE This harmonica master is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world and has collaborated with all the legendary musicians including Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom Waits to name a few. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE doesnt just play the blues, he lives the blues, and with 7 Grammy nominations, 27 Blues Music Awards including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and recently the Living Blues Award for Most Outstanding Musician, aint nobody gonna argue !!Grammy Award Winner, JAMES COTTON is bringing his pure, raw soul-wrenching blues harp to Australia for the very first time. And be sure of this .... you havent heard harp-playing until you have heard JAMES SUPERHARP COTTON play his harmonica. JAMES COTTON has collaborated with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin Wolf, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters. Hes also opened for/ sat-in with The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Steve Miller, Freddie King and BB King just to name a few... Its no wonder he was given the name SUPERHARP early on a name that lives on to this day.
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