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B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King

Wed, Nov 21, 2012, 7:30pm
  • Drusky Entertainment
  • Benedum Center

B.B. King is a living legend on guitar and vocals and is universally hailed as the reigning “King of the Blues.”

Hailing from the blues-rich Mississippi Delta, B.B. King is the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century and his innovative bent notes and staccato picking style have influenced generations of blues and rock guitarists. He and his guitar "Lucille" have thrilled audiences with countless hits including "Sweet Sixteen” and "Every Day I Have The Blues," helping to give the blues its special place in the American musical tradition.

His gritty and memorable voice—capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric—provides a worthy match for his passionate playing. Between 1951 and 1985, King notched an impressive 74 entries on Billboard's R&B charts, and he was one of the few full-fledged blues artists to score a major pop hit when his 1970 smash "The Thrill Is Gone" crossed over to mainstream success. From that time, he has partnered with such musicians as Eric Clapton and U2, while managing his own acclaimed solo career.

Opening for B.B. King is Mahjibee Blues.




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