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EVENTS -- Buddy Guy's January club shows on sale
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BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS’ 20TH YEAR KICKS OFF WITH ANNUAL RESIDENCY:

Fans Making Travel Plans from all Over World to Catch the Legend at Home in January, 2009

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photo by: Paul Natkin

WHAT: Buddy Guy will be hitting his Legends stage 16 times this January, marking the beginning of his internationally-renowned club’s 20th year.  Starting Thursday, January 8th, Mr. Guy will be playing four shows a week until Saturday, January 31st.  People from all over the world flock to Chicago during one of the coldest times of the year to catch Mr. Guy play in his intimate, 400-person venue.  Even with this uncertain global economy, the Legends staff has received emails from such faraway countries as France, Australia and Scotland, asking when tickets go on sale so they can make their travel plans.  Tickets will go on sale Saturday, November 29th through Ticketmaster.

WHO: Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy has had a banner year.  He made a show-stopping appearance in Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light; he graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time for their “100 Greatest Guitar Songs” issue; he received the first annual Great Performer of Illinois award at a tribute concert in Millennium Park; and he released a new CD, Skin Deep, which has been his most successful album to date. It has just been nominated for a Grammy.

Because Mr. Guy has been on tour for a vast majority of the year, the “Buddy Shows” will be the first time many people will be hearing his new songs live in Chicago.  He won’t be slowing down after his residency for the rest of the winter, since he’ll be going on tour with B.B. King in early February!

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photo by:  Jennifer Wheeler

WHEN:  Thursday, January 8th with Ronnie Baker Brooks opening;

Friday, January 9th with Brother John opening;

Saturday, January 10th with the NuBlu Band featuring Carlise Guy opening;

Sunday, January 11th with Big James & the Chicago Playboys opening;

Thursday, January 15th with Scott Holt opening;

Friday, January 16th with Larry McCray opening;

Saturday, January 17th with Carlos Johnson opening;

Sunday, January 18th with Carl Weathersby opening;

Thursday, January 22nd with Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues opening;

Friday, January 23rd with the NuBlu Band featuring Carlise Guy opening;

Saturday, January 24th with Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm opening;

Sunday, January 25th with Lurrie Bell opening;

Wednesday, January 28th with Nick Moss & the Flip Tops opening;

Thursday, January 29th with Jimmy Burns opening;

Friday, January 30th with John Primer opening;

Saturday, January 31st with Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials.

SHOW TIME: Wednesdays-Fridays: Doors open at 11:00AM, the acoustic act starts at 5:30PM, the opening band at 9:00PM, and Buddy Guy at 10:30PM; Saturdays: Doors open at 4:00PM, the acoustic act starts at 6:00PM, the opening band at 9:30PM, and Buddy Guy at 11:00PM; Sundays: Doors open at 4:00PM, the acoustic act starts at 4:00PM, the opening band at 7:30PM, and Buddy Guy at 9:00PM.

WHERE:  Buddy Guy’s Legends, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

TICKETS:  Tickets are $40 and will go on sale Saturday, November 29th through Ticketmaster.  Shows sell out quickly so it is advisable to purchase them in advance.  Tickets will be available at the door if the show is not sold out.  Call 312-427-1190 for more information.

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