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BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: chrism13 ()
Date: January 15, 2020 18:10

Blackbird Presents...another fine show. With Steve Jordan as Musical director.

From Rolling Stone:

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This year marks five years since B.B. King’s death, but the thrill of King’s music will live on during two ambitious nights: February 16th and 17th, 2020, at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute to B.B. King will be an an all-star concert featuring Anthony Hamilton, Bob Margolin, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, David Hidalgo, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Jamey Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, John Scofield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Steven, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Shemekia Copeland, Southside Johnny, Steve Cropper, Susan Tedeschi, Tony TC Coleman, Warren Haynes and William Bell. Drummer-producer Steve Jordan will serve as the musical director.

“When B.B. King played, it was just the cold hard truth,” Derek Trucks told Rolling Stone in a 2015 tribute. “Like hearing Martin Luther King speak. You just needed one word, one note with B.B. No one has that.”

Tickets for the two-night event go on sale Friday. Daily lineups will be announced on Tuesday, January 28. A very limited number of single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31, at noon EST. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Seva Foundation, a charity focused on preventing blindness that was co-founded by Wavy Gravy (according to Gravy’s website, King actually gave Wavy Gravy his moniker at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969).

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The King tribute event is executive produced by Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents, a concert and film production company that has previously staged events honoring Gregg Allman, Johnny Cash, the Band and more. Wortman is staging the event in partnership with the B.B. King Estate and Peter Shapiro, owner of the Capitol Theater. Scooter Weintraub will also executive produce with Tony TC Coleman, long-time drummer for B.B. King.

“I have been blessed,” King told Rolling Stone‘s Brian Hiatt back in 2008. “People have been good to me. It’s like somebody sees you playing some kind of sports and how they usually do the coach at the end — they pick him up and set him up. That’s the way I feel today at my age now. I feel like all of the people that have worked with me, they grab me and put me up on their shoulders. I become very emotional sometimes. You feel like you want to cry because to be treated that nicely, what can you say but thank God. Thanks to the people that do it.”

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 15, 2020 18:21

nice lineup. probably be some other guests too. i can seriously see Jeff Beck wanting to play this.

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: chrism13 ()
Date: January 15, 2020 18:35

Ummm...I was thinking KR.

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: January 15, 2020 18:44

This looks good but will be in London for the Ginger Baker tribute.

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: spikenyc ()
Date: January 15, 2020 19:05

This is definetly something that Keef should be involved in.
Especially with Steve Jordan as the musical director.
But Keef is usually in the islands with his family that time of year.
I could see John Mayer playing this as well.

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: January 15, 2020 19:09


Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: January 15, 2020 19:36

Quote
chrism13
Ummm...I was thinking KR.

...BUT....The thrill has gone (perhaps?)

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: January 15, 2020 19:38


Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: spikenyc ()
Date: January 16, 2020 07:33

Also get Waddy Wachtel - Winos Reunion!

BB King Tribute - Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY 2/16 & 2/17
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: January 31, 2020 17:37


Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: February 1, 2020 15:35

Great cast, wonder if Keith'll show up ?

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: February 1, 2020 19:59

Quote
tomcasagranda
Great cast, wonder if Keith'll show up ?

Hoping he is in London for Clapton's Ginger Baker tribute.

Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: February 1, 2020 23:45

First that came to mind was Clapton.

"Riding with the King was the first collaborative album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King.They performed together for the first time at Cafe Au Go Go in New York City in 1967 when Clapton was 22 and a member of Cream, but did not record together until 1997 when King collaborated with Clapton on the song "Rock Me Baby" for his duets album, Deuces Wild.Clapton looked up to King and had always wanted to make an album with him.King said they had discussed the project often, and added: "I admire the man. I think he's No. 1 in rock 'n' roll as a guitarist and No. 1 as a great person."'

Eric and BB

EDIT: I see it's the same date as the Ginger tribute in London................

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BB King Tribute - Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY 2/16
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: February 16, 2020 00:32

"Due to circumstances beyond our control" Capitol Theatre's BB King Tribute is now one night only,



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Re: BB King Tribute - Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY 2/16
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: March 20, 2020 13:01

The Relix Channel is rebroadcasting this tonight.

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Re: BB King Tribute -Capital Theater-Pt Chester, NY Feb 16 & 17th
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 20, 2020 13:51

…. went to a BB show once not far
from Drumcondra beach … BB and the
entire band were all decked out in Tuxedos …. class



ROCKMAN



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