Buddy Guy plans New England concerts

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Buddy Guy will make his way to New England next month as part of his ongoing summer tour of the United States.

The legendary bluesman, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy Award winner will hit New Hampshire’s Portsmouth Music Hall on Tuesday, August 23. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website for $52 and $58. He’ll then return to Massachusetts for a show at New Bedford’s Zeiterion Theatre on Wednesday, August 24. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $42 to $68, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

Guy is touring in support of his latest release, 2010’s Living Proof. The album, his 26th studio effort, features duets with B.B. King on “Stay Around a Little Longer” and Carlos Santana on “Where the Blues Begins”. Grammy Award winning producer Tom Hambridge, who produced Guy’s 2008 release Skin Deep, once again helped create the recording.

“The songs came from conversations we would have,” Guy told USA Today last fall. “I would say 90% of blues songs come from things you heard somebody say. For years, a lot of people didn’t pay attention to what was being said, but with the economy the way it is now, I think a few more people are listening to the stories we’ve been singing about for some time.”

Twelve-year-old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan, who released his debut album Cyclone earlier this year, will open both shows. The Massachusetts native, who was discovered by Guy in 2007, recorded the album in Nashville with the help of Guy and Hambridge.

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