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Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang Australian Tour 2012 – Bluesfest Sideshows

Written by Brayden Darke on November 25, 2011

Legendary guitarist Buddy Guy and “wiry young teenager with the voice of a grizzled ole bluesman” Jonny Lang will be doing some Australian Tour dates on the back on their appearance on the Bluesfest 2012 line-up in March.

Eric Clapton has described him as what Elvis was for other people, it’s hard to find a major blues guitar player that won’t give a nod to Buddy Guy. For 50 years he has blazed his trail of energetic blues and blues rock, releasing over 60 albums, mingling the most deepest of blues with a creative, unpredictable and radical gumbo of the blues, rock, soul and free jazz that morph’s at every performance.

The younger Jonny Lang is already a prolific bluesman, who can growl through seminal blues songs and spit out wailing solos – a kid far more mature than his years should allow. He started playing guitar at the age of 12. By the time he was 15 he had joined a band and released a billboard chart-topping album. It wasn’t long before his unique voice and those shredding guitar solos had earned him a Grammy nomination.

Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang Australian Tour 2012 – Bluesfest Sideshows

The Palais, Melbourne
Tuesday 3 April 2012 136 100: $105.60

Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 4 April 2012 132 849: $107.20

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