1/9–12, 1/16–19, 1/30–31 One of this magazine’s 2013 Chicagoans of the Year, the legendary bluesman holds court at his namesake club for a slate of January dates. Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S Wabash. buddyguy.com
1/4 at 8 Otis Clay. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame this year, the local septuagenarian and West Side community activist never disappoints live. Fingers crossed for his version of “Trying to Live My Life Without You.” $16–$36.
1/10 at 8 Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater. The charismatic West Side blues stalwart has an indefatigable energy in his live shows. $15–$27.
1/17–18 at 8 Shemekia Copeland. Daughter of the great axman Johnny Copeland, the accomplished blues chanteuse sings selections from 33 1/3, her latest album. $22–$46.
1245 Chicago. evanstonspace.com
Mary Wilson and The Four Tops
1/2–5 The original Supreme sings some of Motown’s greatest hits, plus some holiday standards, with musical assistance from another ’60s throwback, the Four Tops. $59–$119. Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org