BB King’s Blues Band
B.B. King’s band is back together and presents them to the world as BB King’s Blues Band. The band is composed of trumpeter and bandleader James “Boogaloo” Bolden, guitar extraordinaire Charles “Charlie Tuna” Dennis, base guitarist Russell Jackson, saxophonist Eric Demmer, guitarist and vocalist Jesse Robinson, trumpeter Lamar Boulet and keyboardist Darrell LavigneIt. It is the band’s mission to share B.B. King’s style and music with the world, to introduce new generations to the Man, as well as the rich and diverse collection of music left by B.B. Don’t miss your chance to the BB King’s Blues Band live on June 29 at 8 pm. Click here for tickets.
The B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band featuring Kris Thomas
Kris Thomas has been a showstopper ever since he began performing publicly in his church choir as a 14-year-old in Memphis, Tennessee. He made his way from a position in the prestigious Stax Music Academy in Memphis to a Top-10 run on NBC’s The Voice, where he was a member of Shakira’s season four team in 2013. He now boasts a self-titled EP that will get your foot tapping and itching to jump on the dance floor. Kris brings the meaning of soul to an entirely new level, and his talent combined with the All-Star Band’s skill set keeps B.B. King’s Blues Club Orlando rockin’ on any given night of the week!
The band’s six-man lineup consists of vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and horns. Together, the band harmonizes like a smooth Motown group with the improvisation of a jazz outfit, and its energy sparks from equal ties to soul, the Blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The songs are performed with due appreciation of their origins, yet with their own artistic twist, giving each one a breath of fresh air. The band covers a wide range of styles and includes renditions of some crowd-favorite classics. The brassy arrangements and soulful guitar solos are just a few highlights that allow each of the artists to showcase his talent. The B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band consist of musicians from diverse backgrounds, many of which are gospel influenced. Want to see them live? Click here for their next set.
Visit The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS
The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Indianola, MS on US Highway 82 between Greenwood and Greenville, not far from the famous Crossroads at Clarksdale. Opened in mid-September 2008 and built to honor the life and music of one of the most accomplished musicians of our time, the museum serves as a vital resource to the State of Mississippi and the City of Indianola. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs serve to build bridges between the community and the world while preserving the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta.
The life of B.B. King provides the backdrop for the Museum to share the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Through an authentic presentation of music, art, artifacts and video, along with our educational programming, the Museum honors its namesake as an internationally renowned and influential musician, celebrates Delta blues music heritage and the local culture, encourages and inspires young artists and musicians, and enriches the lives of Delta youth and all who visit the museum campus. For more information visit bbkingmuseum.org.