Although this triple-threat blues bill at the Bowl includes the estimable harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite and former Fabulous Thunderbirds lead guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, the deepest thrills and chills will be stirred up by Buddy Guy. The Louisiana native declared in the title of his 1991 album, Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues, and he continues to ravage the politely retro modern-blues landscape with incendiary guitar playing that is overtly dazzling yet also infused with soulful force and a nimble-fingered dexterity. Beyond his guitar supremacy, Guy is a masterful showman who can invoke and salute his fellow blues legends with a piercing acuity, singing with a commanding charisma and wrestling with his guitar with an acrobatic flair. Damn right, he’s great — the 82-year-old legend plays with more energy and intensity than any other living blues guitarist.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; Wed., Aug. 7, 8 p.m.; $1-$165. (323) 850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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