Buddy Guy to play at Broward Cen­ter

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - News - By Ben Cran­dell SouthFlorida.com bcran­dell@sun-sen­tinel.com

Blues-gui­tar icon Buddy Guy will per­form March 22 at the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts in Fort Laud­erdale on a tour sup­port­ing his crit­i­cally lauded al­bum “The Blues Is Alive and Well.”

Tick­ets for the con­cert are sched­uled to go on sale 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at BrowardCen­ter.org and the Broward Cen­ter box of­fice, 201 SW Fifth Ave., as well as all Tick­et­mas­ter out­lets, in­clud­ing Tick­et­mas­ter.com and by call­ing 800-745-3000.

As if we needed any other rea­son, the death on Satur­day of fel­low Chicago gui­tar leg­end Otis Rush pro­vided a re­minder that Guy is one of the few re­main­ing mem­bers of a gen­er­a­tion of per­form­ers who de­fined the Amer­i­can art form known as the blues for the past half­cen­tury.

The 82-year-old Guy, who has watched friends such as Ju­nior Wells, Muddy Wa­ters, B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf depart the stage for the fi­nal time, closes the ti­tle track of his new al­bum by say­ing, “My friends said be­fore they died, to keep the blues alive.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer con­tin­ues to per­form with aban­don:

Through the end of the year, Guy’s tour will in­clude ex­pected stops in the Amer­i­can South and Mid­west, but also con­certs in Ra’anana, Is­rael; Basel, Switzer­land; Paris and Prague, be­fore a Chicago con­cert to cel­e­brate the Illi­nois Bi­cen­ten­nial on Dec. 3.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Bud­dyGuy.net.

AP

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