Lineup

Nothing brings people together like music. We’re excited to have Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples headlining HousingFest 2018.

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Hailed by Eric Clapton as, “the best guitar player alive,” Buddy Guy is a living legend of the Chicago blues.  Since his early days playing with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter at Chess Records, Guy has achieved seven Grammy Awards over his 65 year career.  Commended as being the bridge between blues and rock and roll, Buddy Guy’s work has been influential in the music of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and of course Eric Clapton.  Winner of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Buddy can be found within Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples’ powerful voice has been a pillar of R&B and gospel music for over sixty years.  As a child, Mavis sang with her father and siblings as a part of the Staple Singers.  Their music and activism are credited with beginning the, “spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement.”  Staples’ Grammy Award winning solo career has intersected with such artists as Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Patty Griffin, and Jeff Tweedy, just to name a few.  Mavis is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee whose 16th album was met with high acclaim in 2017.