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Blues legend Buddy Guy — ‘the last one’ — to play Boise on Monday

Buddy Guy
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Living legends are a rarity in the blues world — even more so when it comes to guitarists. Buddy Guy, 80, is pretty much it. “When B.B. (King) passed away, I kind of woke up and said, ‘I’m the last one here,’ ” he told Rolling Stone. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Guy has influenced countless guitarists, including names considered godlike in their own rights: Hendrix, Clapton, Richards. Guy still runs a Chicago nightclub, still makes new albums (2015’s “Born to Play Guitar” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart), and still enjoys touring. If you’ve never seen Guy — or even if you have — this Boise visit feels like an opportunity, not just a concert.

Michael Deeds

7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39-$89. Ticketmaster.