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WYCC PBS CHICAGO PRESENTS A SPECIAL EVENING WITH BUDDY GUY Premiere: Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

(Repeats: Saturday, April 19 at 4:00 am; Saturday, April 20 at midnight; Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 pm)

 

Buddy Guy 2.jpg Chicago – April 2, 2014 – WYCC PBS Chicago and Buddy Guy’s Legends have teamed up to bring television viewing audiences a one of a kind blues experience.

WYCC Presents a Special Evening with Buddy Guy premieres Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm on WYCC PBS Chicago. Capturing the rich history of Chicago blues from its premier blues club, still owned and operated for 25 years by the multi Grammy-award winning George “Buddy” Guy, this two-hour special brings viewers up close and personal with the man and his music.

Taped in an intimate setting before a live audience at Buddy Guy’s Legends Club in the heart of downtown Chicago, WYCC PBS Chicago viewers get a front row seat to Buddy Guy in concert, in addition to rare, candid interviews with Guy as he shares personal stories highlighting his rags to riches journey from Louisiana to Chicago.

Before a sold-out crowd, this concert welcomes audience members and blues fans who have traveled from around the world to see Buddy Guy perform. In his inimitable style, Buddy delivers some of his greatest hits and signature tunes from his latest 21 track CD entitled “Rhythm and Blues.”  From the rhythmic tunes of “Justifyin” and “I Go By Feel” all the way to his blues hit “Meet Me in Chicago,” Buddy treats the audience to a back-to-back, down home taste of what truly makes Chicago the “Home of the Blues.”

As a pledge special, this broadcast offers an opportunity for WYCC supporters to receive an autographed FENDER® Squier® Affinity guitar and a selection of Buddy Guy autographed memorabilia. Journalist Robin Robinson interviews Buddy Guy during this concert special as viewers experience their lively discussion interspersed throughout the broadcast.

“We are very pleased with this two-hour special which highlights the launch of another exciting project,” states Paul Buckner, General Manager for WYCC PBS Chicago. “We are currently in production on a new, 12-episode concert series that will premiere this Fall. Buddy Guy’s Legends Presents the Chicago Blues will highlight some of the leading local, national and international blues artists that have traveled to Chicago to perform as part of Buddy Guy’s legacy showcasing a wide range of blues performances to enthusiastic and welcoming Chicago audiences.”

Laced with artist interviews, photographs and behind-the-scene footage, each concert will showcase well-known bands and artists providing electric, high-energy blues performances.

WYCC Presents a Special Evening with Buddy Guy and the series, Buddy Guy’s Legends Presents the Chicago Blues further highlight WYCC as a leading local broadcaster capturing a broad scope of Chicago’s rich music history and performance art for television audiences. In recent years, WYCC has produced Musicology, a 12-part series featuring an eclectic lineup of local artists including work with the Chicago Sinfonietta for the Emmy Award-winning special, Sounds of Diversity and eMotion, an unprecedented fusion of classical music and hip hop dance performance.

WYCC produces a weekly lineup of broadcasts including The Professors, Justice & Law Weekly, and In the Loop. Hosted by Barbara Pinto and Chris Bury, In the Loop features informative clip packages and in-studio guests that provide a fresh perspective on current news stories.

For more information about WYCC programming, visit our website at www.wycc.org

 

Contact:                                                                                                                                  

Shaunese Teamer                                                                                                                                 

WYCC PBS Chicago                                                                                                         

773.487.3788                                                                                                           

steamer@wycc.org                                                                                                        

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