Sunday, August 30, 2009

Buddy Guy & B. B. King at Westbury

Buddy Guy & B.B. King at the Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury
August 29, 2009

Buddy Guy was in fine form last night and he was pretty much focused for the entire set. He has the tendancy to wander a bit but he played some killer riffs and the volume was UP. None of that quiet noodling that he has done in the past. Hoochie Coochie Man > Love Her With a Feeling > She's 19 Years Old absolutely killed. Drowning on Dry Land was played from out in the crowd to the delight of those around him. Buddy's former guitarist Scott Holt joined him for Somebody Else is Steppin' In... trading licks and generally tearing things up. The crowd ate it up. This is Buddy Guy the Legend. If you haven't seen him yet you need to and at 73 let's hope you have many more opportunities to come. I'll be there.

What can you say about B.B. King that hasn't been said. The King of the Blues is a national treasure. At 83 (almost 84) he's slowing down but his voice is still in fine form and he still plays a little guitar with Lucille. The band is tight and professional. Every once in a while he fires off a little run and you remember...this is B.B. King!
A great night featuring two blues legends. Catch them while you can.

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