Two artists on one ticket.
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lange will pool their talents for a night of rock and blues in West Texas.
Six-time Grammy award winner Buddy Guy and Grammy award winner Jonny Lang are scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.
Guy’s newest album, “The Blues Is Alive and Well,” drops on June 15.
It features guest appearances by Mick Jagger on “You Did The Crime,” Keith Richards and Jeff Beck on “Cognac,” and James Bay on “Blue No More.” Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album.
Lang, at only 36, has already had a successful career for two decades.
He released his first platinum record at 15 — an age when many young people are just beginning to play music.
“Signs” is his latest album and, according to his website, has a more elemental sound. “A lot of my earlier influences have been coming to the surface, like Robert Johnson, and Howlin’ Wolf,” he said on his website. “I have been appreciating how raw and unrefined that stuff is. I had an itch to emulate some of that and I think it shows in the songs. Still, I let the writing be what it was and that was sometimes not necessarily the blues.”
Lang breaks out the slide for the title song, “Signs,” which extends outward from personal stories into the dramatic events of today’s world. “I try to disregard politics as much as I can, but it seems like every day when you wake up there is something else crazy going on — not normal crazy, but more like movie script crazy,” he says.
Lang has performed with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
- What: Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang in concert.
- When: 8 p.m. Wednesday.
- Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.
- Tickets: wagnernoel.com