American music legends John Hiatt and Buddy Guy are out on a summer
co-headlining blues-rock summit, and
they’re heading our way this week. Blues guitar maestro Guy and lauded, rootsy
singer-songwriter Hiatt separately are big enough news, but together make for
an intriguing night of legendarily gritty
The twosome might come from nominally different musical worlds, but each packs a heavy catalog of songwriting hits; you’ll have plenty of those “he wrote that?!” moments. Sidebar for the big-time blues fans: Hiatt will be playing alongside the Goners — featuring slide-guitarist Sonny Landreth (who also takes a brief solo turn) — for his set. Thumbing through some reviews, word is that the 85-year-old Guy is killing it, utterly undiminished by age (at one point using a drum stick as a guitar pick for extra fire) — so don’t miss this musical marvel or you’ll have some actual, non-musical blues.