Icon: Life and Legacy of BB King

Derek Trucks is one of my favourite musicians. If I can, I would go see him play everywhere. Thanks to the Tedeschi Trucks Band fan page on facebook, I learnt about this show in LA to celebrate the life of BB King. I am, of course, a huge BB King fan too. I managed to score two awesome seats to the show and thanks to Deepthi, we were off to see the celebration. The line up was star-studded and included:

Derek Trucks
James “Boogaloo” Bolden
Jimmie Vaughan
Jimmy Vivino
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Louis Walker
Keb’ Mo’
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Quinn Sullivan
Susan Tedeschi
ZZ Ward.

It’s very hard to be not moved when you have such names on the bill. And as expected, the show was mind-blowing. The acoustics inside the building were awesome. The night started with “Thrill is gone” that was started by Tedeschi and Trucks. With a vintage Trucks solo. There were insanely amazing performances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Bonamassa. Some amazing clips from the movie “The Life of Riley” made the evening a combination of music and story telling. The show was perfect but for the fact that Derek Trucks did not play a solo towards when it was his turn to play. Susan sang “How blue can you get” and played the solo on that song and they had to make way for Slash. Come on Grammy Museum, how can you not have an extended Derek Trucks solo as part of this show? I cannot complain much as the rest of the night was near perfect. I mean, really. It was just amazing! Glad to have witnessed this memorable show.


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