orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

January 16, 2014

B.B. King to perform Saturday night

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

WINNIE — One of the most legendary names in blues music is headed back to Southeast Texas.

B.B. King, known as the “King of the Blues,” will perform Saturday, Jan. 18, at Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex in Winnie. Tickets for all ages are $45 for bleacher seating, $65 for VIP tables and $100 for VIP front chairs and can be purchased at www.nuttyjerrys.com or by calling 877-643-7508. Special guest act Stone Cold will open the show. The doors open at 7 p.m.

King, 88, is currently performing a string of shows across the Gulf Coast and will take a four week break before resuming his tour on Feb. 14 in El Paso.

The Mississippi-native, born Riley B. King, has influenced thousands of musicians around the world with his skills on the six-string. King, according to Rolling Stone, was ranked No. 6 on the magazine’s 2011 list of “100 greatest guitarists of all time.”

King has released 43 studio albums to date, his first album “Singin’ the Blues” being released in 1956 and his most recent, “One Kind Favor,” peaking at No. 1 on the U.S. Blues chart in 2008.

He is best known for songs such as “The Thrill is Gone,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “You’re Still My Woman,” “Every Day I Have the Blues,” “Since I Met You Baby” and many more.

In 2013, director Jon Brewer interviewed numerous musicians, stars and political figures for a documentary, “BB King: The Life of Riley.” The movie included commentary from music icons such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Bono of U2.

For more information on this musician and his upcoming activities visit www.bbking.com.