Jeff Beck/Buddy Guy
July 19th-August 20th
Two of the greatest living guitarists will be sharing a co-headlining bill on a tour that runs from July into August. Last year, Buddy Guy – the man Keith Richards recently proclaimed "the top honcho now" – put out Born to Play Guitar, an album of 14 six-string burners, including a tribute to late bluesman B.B. King. This summer, Jeff Beck will release Loud Hailer, his first LP in six years, an album that will find him playing rock, soul, funk, electronic music and, of course, the blues. That said, don't expect to hear a lot of Beck's new wizardry on the road right off the bat. "We're going to do the usual thing and start the show to get it rolling," he recently told a press conference. "Then when it's safe, we're going to start with the new stuff." As for the new tunes, fans should expect more traditional songs over his typical instrumental rock orchestras. "What you hear is just the most genuine album I could come up with rather than a bunch of musos trying to gas each other out with as many notes at they could possibly play," he says.