Buddy Whittington began playing the guitar at an early age, being inspired by his sister's records of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and, in particular, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton. At the age of 14 he was already a part of the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene and playing regularly in the clubs along Jacksboro Highway.
During the early 80's, he formed and sang with his own band "The Sidemen". In 1991 they opened for John Mayall and when Coco Montoya left the Bluesbreakers in 1993, Mayall called him to fill in. Buddy performed with Mayall until 2008.
In his 15 years as lead guitarist for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Buddy gained a loyal legion of blues fans around the world through his impeccable skills on electric guitar. Traveling with the “Father of the British Blues”, Buddy blew the crowd away at concerts in South America, throughout Europe and all around the United States. Since striking out on his own at the beginning of 2008, the Texas bluesman has already completed two European tours.
In 2008 Buddy released his first self -titled solo CD to rave reviews. Six String Svengali, Buddy’s second solo effort two years later, also was received with high acclaim.
“We love bringing Buddy Wittington into the Crystola” says Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. “Buddy is thoroughly entertaining and his show always has a few surprises. He has gained a strong following in the Pikes Peak region.”
Backing up Buddy for this show will be one of the most popular bands in the Pikes Peak region, The Atomic Fireballs.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 the day of show. A VIP ticket is available for $38 in advance and $45 day of show. The VIP ticket includes a choice of prime rib or catfish dinner and reserved seat. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse.
A Music Company Inc. shows are sponsored by Heuberger Motors, Blues Colorado Dot Com, Colorado Springs Independent, The Crowne Plaza, Peak Radar and Easy Street Designs.
For more information contact A Music Company Inc. at 719-576-5945 or the Crystola Roadhouse at 719-687-7879.