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Housing Fest: Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples

May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ovens Auditorium
2700 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205

Tickets: $51.50 plus 

Buddy Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and John Mayer. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells.

Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” His song “Stone Crazy” was ranked 78th in the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time”. Clapton once described him as “the best guitar player alive.”

In 1999 Guy wrote the book Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues, with Donald Wilcock. Guy’s autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was published in 2012. – Wikipedia

Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family’s band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist.

Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017. – Wikipedia 

HousingFest unites music lovers while supporting the Urban Ministry Center’s efforts to end chronic homelessness in Charlotte.

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Date:
May 10, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Venue

Ovens Auditorium
2700 East Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
Phone:
704-372-3600
Website:
http://www.ovensauditorium.com/