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B.B. King's Band To Play Live Again

04/29/2016
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(The Blues) B.B. King's band are set to start touring again, with old friend Jesse Robinson in their late leader's place. King died in May 2015 at the age of 89, leading to the cancellation of his musicians' immediate plans.

They'll make their first appearance with Robinson at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this weekend, with guest appearances from Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Elvin Bishop, Dr John and others.

Tour manager Myron Johnson tells the Clarion Ledger: "When B.B. passed, of course, the band stopped playing. I decided to bring the guys back together because they wanted to continue, so that's what we're doing.

"We needed a bluesman, someone that could carry the torch and do the show in B.B.'s stead. I quite naturally thought of Jesse - it's just a natural fit." Read more here.

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