Holiday Blues Review Starring Buddy Guy, John Mayer and Double Trouble
Dec 12, 2003
Grammy-Winning and 2004 Grammy Nominee, Silvertone Artist Buddy Guy has announced that he will join John Mayer and will bring the "Holiday Blues Revue" to Irving Plaza in New York for two very special shows of electric blues. This blues supergroup, comprised of Mayer, Guy, and former Stevie Ray Vaughan rhythm section Double Trouble (Chris Layton drums and Tommy Shannon on bass), will be performing blues classics and favorites of both Buddy and John.
Following the Irving Plaza shows, the group will appear on the Conan O'Brien show on December 30th.
This has been an amazing year for Buddy whose new acoustic CD Blues Singer was released on June 3rd to rave reviews. Buddy Guy was the recipient of this year's 2003 Medal of Arts, which was presented by President George W. Bush in November, 2003. The Medal of Arts, established by Congress in 1984, is awarded by the President to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, growth and support in the arts in the United States.
Buddy Guy was also honored by the Recording Academy's Chicago Heroes Award on November 6, 2003. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow gave a short call of musicians Buddy Guy has performed with, as well as the guitarists he inspired, such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. "Buddy is a living example of excellence: a thrilling instrumentalist, a soulful singer, and a peerless stage performer," Portnow said.
Buddy Guy is nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the Best Traditional Blues Album for his latest release, Blues Singer.
For more information contact: Lori Berk - 212-824-1885,
SOURCE: Jive Records
CONTACT: Lori Berk of Jive Records, +1-212-824-1885,
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