When guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan was 6, he wowed “The Ellen Degeneres Show” with a dead-on cover of the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout.” The boy wonder’s elementary and middle-school years were dotted with big-time TV appearances: Oprah, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon. Sullivan toured the world as Buddy Guy’s protégé; under the blues legend’s wing, he shared stages with Clapton, Los Lobos, and the late B.B. King. Now a grizzled 16, Sullivan has grown into himself, a bluesman and guitarist in his own right with two albums under his belt. He’s currently touring with his backup band and opening for Guy.
Sullivan and his band play the Center for Arts in Natick on Friday, and he opens for Guy at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Nov. 5. Learn more: The Boston Globe