Throughout the 1990′s as well as the 1980′s, 1970′s, 1960′s and 1950′s, there has been only one King of the Blues – Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940′s, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965′s definitive live blues album “Live At The Regal”, and 1976′s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Together For The First Time.”
Over the years, B.B. has developed one of the world’s most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist’s vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. For more information about B.B. King visit www.bbking.com.
“Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a professional boxer before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter. “ Source: PaulThorn.com. For more information about Paul Thorn visit www.PaulThorn.com.
The band from Palm Desert, California intentionally misspells their name for strategic reasons. Formed in 2010 as an original trio led by endorsed Guitarist Michael Anthony Gagliardi, Craig Brown – drums and Ted Walker on bass. Then added percussionist, Rene Almodovar. Creating a new genre called “trans-fusion” was a must in order to classify the intermingling styles of Jazz, Fusion, Latin, and Global rhythms in their songs. Their sound is full of catchy melodic instrumental hooks and grooves that allows their music to not be limited to either age or genre. For more information visit www.pennyunniversity.com
Alex A & The Fermented