Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy in concert Sunday night at The Clay Center

September 9, 2018 GMT

When it comes to rocking out the blues, few can torch it like 81-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy who has won a record 37 Blues Music Awards

A major influence on everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Guy, helped pioneer Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and continues to push the boundaries and influence of blues rock guitar.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, the legendary guitarist who has won both the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Kennedy Center Honors, will be rocking the Clay Center stage in Charleston. Special guest opener is Buddy’s long-time collaborator Tom Hambridge, who produced Guy’s two Grammy Award winning albums, and who has chalked up some 400 song cuts by everyone from The Animals and Lynyrd Skynyrd to ZZ Top and even Tri-State native Billy Ray Cyrus.

Hambridge’s latest project is The NOLA Sessions, that pays tribute to the New Orleans sound with such special guests as Sonny Landreth, Ivan Neville, and, the late, great Allen Toussaint. Go online at to catch a slice of those tasty NOLA jams and to find out more about Hambridge. Go online at to find out more about Buddy Guy and to watch his latest video.

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