Blues legend Buddy Guy is coming back to Clearwater on Friday

And opener Kenny Wayne Shepherd is leaving the Confederate regalia at home.

click to enlarge Blues legend Buddy Guy is coming back to Clearwater on Friday
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Blues legend Buddy Guy is making his way back to Ruth Eckerd Hall where he last performed Tampa Bay in 2019. The 85-year-old vocalist and guitarist has won seven Grammys, and living legends like this are sadly few and far between these days.

Another blues staple, Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings a full band with him—though hopefully he leaves his Confederate flag regalia at home (he seems to have let it go, after it cost him a Blues Music Award nomination this year). Masks are only required if you’re not vaxxed, but don’t you want to do all that you can to protect Buddy Guy?

Buddy Guy w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. $53.25-$150. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. rutheckerdhall.com

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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