A month in the past, on February 16th, a gaggle of a number of the biggest residing blues musicians gathered on the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, to celebrate the music of the late, nice B.B. King.
That looks as if a lifetime in the past now as we settle right into a spring with none live shows or giant gatherings — however you may return to that all-star blues present tonight at eight p.m. EST, when the Relix Channel will livestream the entire live performance totally free beneath the title The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute to B.B. King.
The present included performances by a who’s who of musicians influenced by King — from his good good friend Buddy Guy to candy guitarists and soulful voices like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Steven Van Zandt, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, William Bell, Jimmy Vaughan and plenty of extra, backed by a home band that included top-shelf session aces Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass guitar.
A portion of proceeds from the February live performance went to the SEVA Foundation, the blindness charity based by Wavy Gravy; organizers are asking for followers who benefit from the livestream to contemplate making a donation as properly.
King died in 2015 after leaving an unforgettable impression on 20th century music, and his associates and successors have accomplished their finest to hold that legacy alive within the years since. “When B.B. passed away, I kind of woke up and said, ‘I’m the last one here,’” Buddy Guy told Rolling Stone‘s Patrick Doyle that yr. Tune in tonight to see and listen to the musical group that King formed.