Tag Archives: B.B. King

Armed with arsenal of axes, Joe Bonamassa conquers monster tribute to “three Kings of the blues” on Live at the Greek Theatre

Although we’d of course heard of him by then, it wasn’t until quite a few years into blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa‘s career that he really caught our ear for the first time, when, in June 2010, we were fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Video: Joe Bonamassa not just Pretending on this cover of Clapton hit

While we’re on the subject of tributes to blues greats, you may have heard that blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has done a few of his own recently, following up last spring’s spectacular Muddy Waters/Howlin’ Wolf recording from Red Rocks with first … Continue reading

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There Must Be a Better World Somewhere

Regardless of which side you take on issues such as the U.S. presidential candidates, the shootings by and of police officers, and Brexit, we can all probably agree that the world has witnessed a truly sad state of affairs in recent … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Jon Cleary snag blues, roots Grammys; Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt help pay tribute to B.B. King

It was a good night for the blues at Monday’s Grammy Awards, with Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, and Jon Cleary taking home awards for best blues album (Born to Play Guitar), best American roots performance (“See That My Grave is … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Gregg Allman, Charlie Musselwhite, others remember King of the Blues during Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

As far as we can recollect from both our own attendance over the years and the listing of past performers on the event’s website, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival never had the honor of having B.B. King play their stage … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, B.B. King

“Heaven done called another blues-stringer back home…” We’re sure there will be many tributes being paid to The King of the Blues everywhere around the world this weekend – including at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival where we’ll be – and for … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: I Want to Get Married

Here’s one we heard covered recently on the latest project from the reunited UK blues-rock outfit The Hoax, a tribute album to the great B.B. King called Recession Blues. Also recorded by Texas bluesman W.C. Clark on his 1994 album … Continue reading

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Much-anticipated documentary B.B. King – The Life of Riley takes blues fans riding with the King

Earlier this week, we told you about some of the praise guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd had to offer concerning the great B.B. King in the liner notes of Shepherd’s new album Goin’ Home. In addition to telling us that he … Continue reading

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Coming up on the Crossroads; double DVD, CD sets capture some of world’s best guitarists at Clapton’s fourth Crossroads festival

Having been fortunate enough to attend both nights of Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival this spring, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the highlights DVD that customarily follows, scheduled for release next Tuesday. For the first time, some of the music will … Continue reading

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With fourth guitar festival, Clapton and friends deliver plenty of blues at the Crossroads

Having attended two of the three previous Crossroads Guitar Festivals (the first in Dallas, as well as the most recent in Chicago), we weren’t all that sure what to think about last fall’s announcement of the 2013 installment of the renowned festival. … Continue reading

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