George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Buddy Guy in Newport

George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Buddy Guy in Newport


C—Spotlight—ThorogoodThe Delaware-based blues rocker, George Thorogood, is best known for his hit song, “Bad to the Bone”, as well as a series of covers of blues standards such as Hank William’s “Move It On Over” and Bo Diddley’s, “Who Do You Love?”.  Thorogood and his band, The Destroyers, have released 17 studio albums since they got their start in the mid-1970s, including five that have been certified Gold.
Playing on the same bill as Thorogood is 2102 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, Buddy Guy.  The pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and ranked #30 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, he first received recognition as a member of Muddy Waters’ band and as a house guitarist for Chess Records in the 1960s. Quinn Sullivan, a 14-year old blues guitarist from New Bedford, will be returning after a successful set at the recent Newport Blues & BBQ Festival to play with his mentor as a special guest.
WHERE: Newport Yachting Center
WHEN: Friday, August 9; gates open at 5:30 p.m.
COST: $49.50 to $79.50
MORE INFO: 800/745-3000


  1. Twenty five years ago, it would have been Thorogood who I would have been going to see.

    But, age has made me wiser. Buddy Guy is an old-school entertainer. He not only plays a great guitar, he is the consummate crowd pleaser, joking and mugging the whole time.

    I saw Quinn Sullivan play with Buddy Guy in April at MSG (Clapton Crossroads Festival). Although he initially looked a little stiff…he loosened up and held the stage with many, many great that weekend. He is now what Derek Trucks was 20 years ago.

    Quinn is a name to remember and follow if you like guitar-centric music.