Legendary blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy will be appearing with special guests The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shephard, and Barry Goldberg, live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Buddy’s new studio album was released in July 2015 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart.
The Rides are breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on their raucous and soulful new album “Pierced Arrow”, letting their growing fan base know that they’re in this for the long haul. When they came up with that clever moniker for what Stephen Stills calls “the blues band of my dreams,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, five time GRAMMY nominated guitar great Kenny Wayne Shepherd and renowned Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg knew it was more than just a one time, multi-generational fusion of legendary musical souls. They envisioned – and have since set out upon – a dynamic, wide open road ahead. The trio laid the simmering groundwork for all this by calling their debut album “Can’t Get Enough” because once they started writing, recording, and jamming together, they couldn’t.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.