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Buddy Guy brings a lifetime of electric blues to The Warehouse

April 19, 2018

Still touring at age 81, Buddy Guy seems to just keep getting better — and he grows more precious with every lick he plays.

Guy’s historic role linking southern blues, badass Chicago blues and blues-based rock ’n’ roll was cemented long ago.

The Louisiana native played with Muddy Waters, was Junior Wells’ performing partner and was a major influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Steve Ray Vaughan, to name a few.

At this point, Guy is just having fun doing what he’s always done — and you can’t count on being able to see him forever.

He is, thankfully, scheduled to play Fairfield Theatre Company’s The Warehouse Sunday, April 22.

The show, with Tom Hambridge — producer of several Guy albums — opening, now appears to be sold out. But it’s worth getting on the wait list and checking with FTC just in case things change and tickets are freed up by Sunday evening.

Showtime is 8 p.m. The Warehouse is at 70 Sanford St. in Fairfield.

Muddy Waters is long gone. The same with Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Magic Sam and Albert King. Jimi Hendrix and Steve Ray Vaughan were comets who whizzed by and burned out way too soon.

But if you’re lucky, you can still see Guy — a Grammy and Blues Music Award winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” — and he pretty much burns up any house in which he plays.

The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield. Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m. $125-$95. 203-259-1036 https://fairfieldtheatre.org