An all-star cast of musicians including Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Scofield, and many more came together to honor the late B.B. King on Sunday at The Capitol Theatre for a special evening billed as, The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King.
Artists from across the musical spectrum united by their appreciation for the blues pioneer shared the stage over the course of the evening. The lineup of musicians for Sunday’s all-star event also included Ann Wilson, Bob Margolin, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, David Hidalgo, Ivan Neville, Jamey Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, Little Steven, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Shemekia Copeland, Tony TC Coleman, Val B. King, William Bell, and more.
The musicians joined Grammy award-winning producer and musical director for the evening, Steve Jordan, who led a house band featuring his John Mayer Trio bandmate Pino Palladino, along with Reverend Charles Hodges, Isaiah Sharkey, and more.
The evening was opened by Wavy Gravy, the peace-loving Merry Prankster who, as the legend goes, was given his name by King himself at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969. From there, the concert treated attendees to renditions of classic King’s well-known collection of songs with Guy, Trucks, Wilson, and more coming together for an emotional “The Thrill Is Gone”. Other highlights from the night included Randolph and Wilson on “When Love Comes To Town”, Copeland and Scofield playing “Stormy Monday”, and the whole ensemble coming together for “Everyday I Have The Blues”.
Check out a collection of fan-shot videos from The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King. Scroll down further to see a gallery of photos from the tribute courtesy of Andrew Blackstein.