“I’ve had some weird troubles along my 88 years,” B.B. King told an audience two weeks ago in St. Louis. He had some more that night when he got heckled for telling too many hard-earned stories and doing a sing-along version of “You Are My Sunshine.” Would they heckle their grandpa? When he comes to New York, he better get the respect he deserves because King’s a living legend. Anyone who gets to sing “You Are My Sunshine” with B.B. King and doesn’t appreciate it will get theirs when they’re permanently banned from Robert Johnson shows in hell.
Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 16, 2014