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B.B. King in the Bend

Ross Finney | Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Famed blues artist B.B. King will be playing at the Morris Performing Arts Center Jan. 16. With his famous Gibson guitar “Lucille,” King is sure to put on a spectacular show.

“The King of Blues” has been recording and touring since the 1940s and is truly a living legend. Born in the Mississippi delta, King later moved to Memphis where he quickly was immersed in the Beale Street blues scene. Known for hits like “3 O’clock Blues” and “Everyday I Have the Blues,” King has released over 50 albums and has won 15 Grammy Awards.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner has worked with numerous big names like Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. His electric blues sound influenced everybody from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, and King is consistently rated one of the best guitar players of all time.

This is a truly unique and rare opportunity to see a master of his craft at work. King is one of the few living blues men of his era, and always gives a stellar performance.

Tickets are on sale now at the Morris Performing Arts Box Office or can be bought by phone at (574) 235–9190 or (800) 537-6415 or online at morriscenter.org.