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 Post subject: Buddy Guy gig
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:50 am 
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Hey, anybody go to the Buddy Guy gig last night at Massey Hall?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:45 am 
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Didn't go, but did see him 2 or 3 years ago at Rama and at Massey about 3 years before that ... the same show both times. Nothing like when I saw him ~20 years ago at a Blues Fest at the Amphitheater where he was just astounding!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:05 pm 
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Buddy's gigs are always entertaining....the mans got soul.
Anyway, he had this 17 yr old kid open for him... this kid's an incredible talent. Came back on stage for Buddy's second set. WOWZA! His rendition of Hendrix's Voodoo Child was simply outstanding.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:01 pm 
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Yes. Loved it.

First time was in 90's at Montreal Jazz Fest backing up BB King. Back then he played his heart out and seemed very grateful people were listening to him before "Mr. King" hit the stage.

Buddy has evolved into A real entertainer. The crowd absolutely loved every second - especially when he walked up and down the aisles playing and singing. He interacts incredibly well with the people.

The back up band had an amazing young singer / guitarist that Buddy said he knew from the time the kid was 7. He came on later to play some Clapton and Hendrix w Buddy.

Did Anyone else go?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:06 pm 
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I caught him maybe 3 years ago or so. He was 76 at the time and from my seat I could see him making his way up the stairs to the stage. He looked very old and frail, so I was concerned about what was to come. Then they strapped the guitar on him and a complete transformation took place.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:33 pm 
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Ya gotta love Massey Hall. It was very evident that Buddy loves the place as well.
Looks as if Buddy has taken this young white kid under his wing and understandably so, the kid can play the blues.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:24 pm 
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Pretty sure Buddy brought up multiple times that the first time he played in Toronto was in 1967.

Very cool that he is still playing here 040 years later.

Is there another musician of Buddy's cAliber that can say that?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Robert wrote:
Pretty sure Buddy brought up multiple times that the first time he played in Toronto was in 1967.

Very cool that he is still playing here 040 years later.

Is there another musician of Buddy's cAliber that can say that?

..the Canadian Railroad Trilogy man,is also pushing 50.


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I saw a performance in Hamilton years ago when Quinn (90% sure it was him) was in the audience...Buddy gave him his guitar to play, and of course he was incredible. Buddy also played while walking the isles, sitting down in the audience beside people...letting them strum a few bars. He would wander out of the auditorium into the lobby, up to the balcony, all while still playing...he might've even gone to the bathroom. Pretty cool to see live...and his band is super tight, they hang back and rock slowly back and forth like a metronome.


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