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A bit of blues and country are in store for music lovers next week.

BUDDY GUY, the king of Chicago Blues, will play the Red Butte Garden amphitheater on Saturday, July 18. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. The show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets by calling 801-325-SEAT (7328). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Graywhale CD Exchange and Fred Meyer locations. George "Buddy" Guy has been in the blues business since the 1950s and has worked with Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Koko Taylor.

JAMES ARMSTRONG will play a cool night of blues at the Dead Goat Saloon on Monday, July 17. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Armstrong, who was a victim of a home-invasion stabbing in 1997, which temporarily stopped production on his first nationwide tour, has made a comeback with his album "Dark Night."

TOBY KEITH will take a bit of "Firebrand Country" to the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Monday, July 17. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Keith Urban and Danni Leigh. Tickets are available at the Dee Events Center box office and all Smith'sTix outlets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-888-800-TIXX or 801-435-TIXX or online at www.smithtix.com. Keith, a long, tall Oklahoman, first hit the Nashville scene in 1993 with his hits "Should've Been a Cowboy" and "A Little Less Talk." From there, he marched on with "Who's That Man," "You Ain't Much Fun" and the Grammy Award-nominated "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying."