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Buddy Guy

When: Wed., April 18, 8 p.m. 2012

History was ultimately on Buddy Guy's side. He toiled on the Chess label through his 20s as a noted session player, with limited chances to showcase his signature skill. His noisy style needed the advent of Jimi and garage rock to make sense, and it still wasn't until the '80s that he found critical and commercial stardom. While he's known for hurricanes of distortion and lightning runs (which heavily influenced Stevie Ray Vaughan), he's capable of mimicking anyone, as he'll occasionally do during his live show. ("Here's how Albert King would do it!") He's still very vital creatively, as demonstrated on 2010's Grammy-winning Living Proof. —Chris Parker

Price: $37-$67

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