Blues

B.B. King, the Heart and Soul of Mississippi Delta Blues, Dies at 89

B.B. King, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues world wide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89. From his humble beginnings he helped revolutionize music with his soulful singing and guitar picking. Artists from Elvis Presley to some of the 1960s guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Keith Richards, to name a few, all drew inspiration from delta blues....

Rockers on Broadway Relive Classic '60s Music

The ’09 edition of Donnie Kehr’s Rockers on Broadway debuted at B.B. King Blues Bar & Grill and was an astounding success. The back-story of this event began when Kehr was appearing in Tommy on Broadway and Pete Townsend first suggested an event so the Broadway community could, on a dark Monday night of course, rock their heads off....