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BUDDY GUY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST TOM HAMBRIDGE



TICKET INFORMATION

Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
June 16, 2022 | 7:30 PM
$49.50 - $95.00

$1 of every ticket purchase will be donated to local nonprofit, Jane Boyd. Jane Boyd enhances the academic, emotional and social well-being of children and families in our diverse community with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults.



*Ticket prices subject to change.

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Location(s): 
Paramount Theatre - 319-366-8203

SCHEDULE
Lobby Doors: 6:30 p.m.
House Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
*Door times subject to change.

PARKING
Downtown parking is available through Park Cedar Rapids. Street parking is also available.

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Please review our list of prohibited items prior to arrival. A complete A-Z Guide is also available.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Face masks not required but are recommended in accordance with public health directives

There is no mandatory requirement for this performance to show proof of vaccine or provide a negative test

*Please check back in this column as the performance date gets closer to see if any requirements have changed.

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BUDDY GUY


The title of Buddy Guy's latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist's eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. "I got children and grandchildren who didn't know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, 'I didn't know who you was, but I read what Eric Clapton said about you,'" Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new record. "I'm always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive."

And it only takes one listen to The Blues Is Alive and Well to realize that Guy's mission has been more than accomplished here. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 83-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

The Blues Is Alive and Well began to come together when Tom Hambridge, frequent Guy collaborator and producer, came to the man with a collection of songs he figured would be perfect for a new full-length. "He's like some of the older guys I used to play with," Guy enthuses about working with Hambridge. "When you play with a band for ten or twelve years, they almost know what you're gonna do. He's the type of guy who feels what I'm gonna do. Even in my early Chess Records days, you had Willie Dixon and several other guys affiliated with those hit records, and this kid just has that feel too. He brought the songs in, and hopefully we did a good job."

TOM HAMBRIDGE


Tom Hambridge is a three-time Grammy winning producer, songwriter & drummer. He has recorded with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Susan Tedeschi and Johnny Winter to name a few.
As a songwriter, Tom has had over 800 of his songs recorded by such diverse artists such as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, George Thorogood, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more. As a solo artist he has released six critically acclaimed albums.
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