B.B. King will bring his trademark sound to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.
The undisputed King of Blues, B.B. King has been dedicating his life to the sound he brought to the world of music since the 1940s. From the early days of his Mississippi youth, King took to the blues with a feverish ingenuity. Producing more than 60 recordings, King has been the center of critical and audience attention for decadeshis work has earned him a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, a Presidential Medal of Arts and a staggering 15 Grammy Awards.
King has cemented himself as a cornerstone of modern music, particularly in the rock ‘n’ roll genre. The bent note and vibrato guitar style King pioneered became an irresistible influence for blues and rock artists for decades and has changed the genre forever. King’s style has been emulated and experimented with by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. King’s hit songs “Three O’Clock Blues,” “Sweet Little Angel” and “You Upset Me, Baby” are just a tiny sampling of the huge catalog of hits he has produced. His song “The Thrill is Gone” is listed in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” and King holds a place in both the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His music, coupled with the sound of his well-worn electric guitar “Lucille” and unmistakable vocals, is instantly recognizable. Don’t miss your chance to see the undisputed king perform in the intimacy of our very own Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. Tickets range in price from $55 to $95 depending on seat location and availability. WVU students may purchase tickets for $33 at the campus box offices (one discounted ticker per valid ID). Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
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