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Friday, April 25, 2008

A master of his art

A couple of weeks ago we went to see BB King play @ Billy Bob's Texas. I'm not normally a Billy Bob's kinda of girl but it is my favorite concert venue when someone I love comes to town. The place is huge but the concert hall is small & intimate. It's like seeing the big stars play at the neighborhood corner bar. We saw Johnny Rivers there a couple of years ago (he is still sexy as hell... his voice sends shivers down my spine, whether he's singing or talking ...just see for yourself http://www.johnnyrivers.com/jr/index.php) & George Thorogood last year (still a rocker!).

BB King is 82 but can that old man ever put on show! He is definitely an entertainer, not just a singer. He strummed that guitar w/ as much attitude as Keith Richards & he didn't have to make a spectacle of himself. ;o)

He strummed,

And he talked,

And he sang....

And he strummed some more.

And talked some more. (talk about a great voice!)

And sang some more.

The mood was relaxed & intimate....one of the best concert experiences I've ever had. Sorry Johnny! I heard on the radio that this was BB's best performance in many years ...I'm so glad I got to see it. Long live BB King! They just don't make them like that anymore.

Hootie & the Blowfish perform there in June...I'd really like to get tickets to that too.


HoneyB said...

How cool for you Vinty! I'm glad you had a great time!

What A Dish! said...

How cool! Great pics, too.

Carrie said...

Wow that's so great that you got to see such a legend!

Jim said...

Long live BB King! ???
I tot he was dead

Jean said...

A great concert is one of those experiences that linger so pleasantly in one's memories...

Susie Q said...

BB is so great in concert. Lots of fun...he was here at a local outdoor venue last Summer!

A legend to be sure.

Oh wow. Hootie would be fun for you to see!