Blues legend B.B. King and his guitar Lucille are sweeping though Central and Eastern Canada over the next nine days. With dates starting in Toronto, Ontario, and ending in Saint John, New Brunswick, the octogenarian (82 in September) will treat crowds to his unique brand of the blues.
B.B. King has been recording since 1947 and, with his immediately identifiable guitar and vocal style, is arguably one of the most influential blues musicians still alive today. He's also one of the hardest working. He is always, it seems, playing somewhere.
On a guitar oriented message board I visit, some users had this to say:
...the man was incredible i had tears in my eyes,his band smoked, very dynamic...it's a pity because he has to sit down when he plays but he gives 100 percent..this was the real deal....
There is no such thing as a bad BB show.
He is 100%+ the perfect entertainer - always has time for his audience and fans and he gives 110% in his shows. The sad part is that he (like Les Paul) isn't getting any younger - go see him before its too late.
Needless to say I was stoked when I saw that B.B. would be playing Toronto on May 11. I bought my ticket long before today, when I was assigned to cover the show for club.kingsnake. Me and B.B. tomorrow in Toronto!
The promoter has told me that there are still a few tickets available. Get them while you can....
Photos and more gushing to follow.....
Other Upcoming B.B. King Dates:
5/13/2007: Ottawa, ON CAN / National Arts Center
5/14/2007: Kitchener, ON CAN / Centre In The Square