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When Rolling Stone ranked the 100 best guitarists of all time in 2015, Buddy Guy landed at 23rd on that list. On the same list were B.B. King at 6 and Eric Clapton at 2, behind Jimi Hendrix. Fittingly, both Clapton and King helped induct Guy into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Clapton calling Guy the greatest guitar player ever. To this day, Guy is one of the best examples of what blues has to offer the world. Now, the 81-year-old Muddy Waters protege will play at State Theatre in Falls Church along with young blues phenom Quinn Sullivan, who’s been playing music since he was 3. For you urbanites weary of getting to the burbs, don’t fret: The East Falls Church Metro station is a brisk 15 minute walk from the State. I made a promise to myself to make sure that I experience some of the greatest musicians still alive before they pass. I missed out on B.B. King and Prince. I won’t miss out on Buddy Guy, and I suggest you don’t either. Read more>>> Buddy Guy performs at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 220 North Washington St., Falls Church. $82. (703) 237-0300. thestatetheatre.com. (Hamzat Sani)
OH AND ALSO
Pearl Street Warehouse welcomes R&B and soul sextet The James Hunter Six. 8:15 p.m. at 33 Pearl St. SW. $30–$50.
Members of Wolf Trap Opera perform at the Phillips Collection for an intimate evening pairing music with visual art. 6:30 p.m. at 1600 21st St. NW. $20.
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a photography exhibition that uses about 30 portraits to tell the story of the eventful year in American history, continues its run at the National Portrait Gallery. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.
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