Have a 'he wrote that?!' moment or two when American music legends Buddy Guy and John Hiatt play Orlando

click to enlarge Buddy Guy and John Hiatt play the Dr. Phillips Center Wednesday - image via AXS
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Buddy Guy and John Hiatt play the Dr. Phillips Center Wednesday

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 sounds.

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. 


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