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- George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Buddy Guy
- When: Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $15 for bench sections 14 or 16–18 (up to a $36 value)
- $20 for general sections 10 or 11 (up to a $51 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Even those unfamiliar with his name, know his riffs. The team of guitar and saxophone that opens “Bad to the Bone” with “dah-na-na-na-nah” injects a sonic testosterone shot that bellows “here comes trouble.” Although George Thorogood & The Destroyers had cranked out two solid albums of searing blues-rock in the ’70s that led them to open for the Rolling Stones, it was that 1982 hit that skyrocketed them into the mainstream. From there they landed one hit after another: singles such as “Who Do You Love?” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” that earned them ubiquity on the soundtracks of movies and mid-life crises. Fresh off 2011’s 2120 South Michigan Avenue—George’s tribute to the Chess Records heroes such as Elmore James, Bo Diddly, and cohort Buddy Guy—the Pennzoil-voiced singer and six-string mechanic continues to belt out hits and sizzle through live sets that barnstorm the blues songbook.<p>
Named the 23rd Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Buddy Guy knows a thing or two about guitar playing. The six-time Grammy winner’s Chicago-blues plucking wails under his mournful, clear voice during the unhurried “Stone Crazy” before taking on a more playful, cocksure tone in “First Time I Met the Blues.” He’s a showman too. It isn’t uncommon to see him play his guitar with drumsticks, and he heavily involves the crowd during performances of “Sweet Home Chicago” by asking them to fill in the lyrics while doing their best Michael Jordan impressions. Joining him for the night’s jam is Grammy-nominee James Hunter and The James Hunter Six, along with 14-year old guitar wunderkind and Buddy Guy–protege Quinn Sullivan.<p>