On Wednesday evening after my midnight shift ended I stopped by Buddy Guy’s Legends to catch the end of the set by Funky MojoDaddy before heading home. The fellas sounded great that night. Tony Coleman was in the house and was invited to come on stage and join the band. Tony is the drummer for B.B. King and since the band had arrived in town a day early for their two night stand at House of Blues, he had decided to come by Legends, too. There was a bunch of great blues and a lot of fun was had by the audience and musicians alike. However, the next night was the night of Legends at Legends. George Benson also arrived in town a day before his gig which was Friday night at the Chicago Theater. George showed up at the B.B. show at House of Blues on Thursday and joined B.B. on stage. After that show the party moved to Buddy Guy’s Legends where the rather smallish, late night, weekday crowd witnessed the extraordinary site of B.B. King, George Benson, Jimmy Johnson and Buddy Guy on the same stage at the same time. Too bad you weren’t there and too bad I wasn’t there, but luckily our friend, photographer John Nunu was.
By the way, plans are coming together for our annual Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends taking place on the night before Blues Fest at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 7. Top performers, no cover, live broadcast. As they say, “Keep tuned in.”