Blues Legend Buddy Guy to Perform at Purdue

October 9, 2012  

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Blues legend Buddy Guy with special guest Tweed Funk will perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 in Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse.

This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations in partnership with the Purdue Black Cultural Center, with Friends Support from the Davis Family Endowment.

The guitarist, who built the bridge between blues and rock ‘n' roll, comes to Loeb Playhouse for one intimate, electrifying night. Born and bred in Louisiana, Buddy Guy brought his blazing bayou style north to Muddy Waters in 1957 and pioneered a second wave of Chicago blues. Along the way, this guitar artist of amped-up blues influenced disciples like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And since Guy's resurgence in the late 1980s, he has earned six Grammys, a 2003 National Medal of Arts, and a 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. One of the greatest to ever sling a Stratocaster, Guy combines technical gifts, thunderous riffs, and energetic showmanship.

The blues quartet Tweed Funk formed in the fall of 2010 and quickly gained national recognition with the release of its debut CD, "Bringin It." The band brings an edge to the music of their forefathers by wrapping together blues, soul, funk, and elements of hip-hop in show band style. Tweed Funk has performed at some of the top venues including: Chicago's House of Blues; Waukesha BluesFest; Paramount Blues Festival after party; BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups; River City Blues Society; Summerfest; and Famous Dave's Bluesfest.

Tickets are $45, $55, $65 for adults and $35, $45, $65 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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