Arts Channel - King of the Blues

King of the Blues
Arts Channel – Saturday 24 March, 9:00pm

This Omnibus special profiles BB King, the ‘guitarists’ guitarist’. BB tells of his early days in Mississippi and how his love for the blues was to develop. Talking about his life on the road, he also sheds light on his playing techniques and diverse range of influences. It is undoubtedly hi ability to expand beyond the scope of traditional blues which has contributed to his lasting greatness. Joining BB on his live Mississippi Homecoming Tour, the film captures the whirlwind excitement and the emotions of the band on the road. Combined with actual footage from the tour are interviews with many who have shared and witnessed BB’s rise to greatness.

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