George Thorogood, Buddy Guy to co-headline at Vina Robles
George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Buddy Guy will co-headline a performance at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices range from $5 to $90, plus applicable service charges. Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Rd, Paso Robles, (805) 286-3680. For more information go to vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.
About George Thorogood and The Destroyers
In 1973, their very first gig was at a University of Delaware dorm. Today they have performed over 8,000 live shows, and sold 15 million albums worldwide.
They have a catalog of classics that includes “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Bad To The Bone” and more.
Of performing, George says, “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. Over 40 years into this, and every night that’s still the only moment that matters.”
About Buddy Guy
At age 78, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and was an influence on musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, along with 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, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.
Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In 2012 he was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of “Sweet Home Chicago.” That same year he published his memoir, “When I Left Home,” and released Live at Legends, which was nominated for Best New Recording in the Living Blues Awards.
One of five children, he was born in 1936 to a sharecropper’s family and raised on a plantation near the small town of Lettsworth, located 140 miles northwest of New Orleans. Guy was just seven years old when he fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”—a two-string contraption attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother’s hairpins. On the new album, he recounts these days on such deeply personal songs as “I Came Up Hard” and “My Mama Loved Me.”
“He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people,” said Eric Clapton at Guy’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2005. “My course was set, and he was my pilot.”