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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The BB King's Blues Band Releases New Single From Forthcoming April 12th Release



THE BB KING's BLUES BAND LIVES ON!

"THE THRILL IS GONE" FEATURING MICHAEL LEE, IS THE FIRST DIGITAL SINGLE OFF OF THE NEW CD 

A TRIBUTE TO THE KING OUT APRIL 12TH

From L-R - Darrell LaVigne, Walter King, Herman Jackson, Lamar Boulet, Michael Lee, James " Boogaloo " Bolden, Eric Demmer, Russell Jackson & Wilbert Crosby  Photo by: Ron Fontenot
The BB King's Blues Band is back. The legendary maestro can never be replaced but his spirit lives on in song and with the marvelous musicians who were his backbone. 

The band’s new album A Tribute to The King streets April 12th. The first single, "The Thrill is Gone" out now, will features Fort Worth newcomer, Michael Lee. Lee was discovered by band management upon seeing his performance of  “The Thrill Is Gone” on The Voice. To date, Lee's performance has amassed over 4.3 million views.

The members of BB’s band are all lifers, some of the members clocking in at 35 years. Not only did they support King, but they would start each show by performing onstage before BB came out. After King passed, the band was naturally at a loss until they started playing some festivals and eventually got their footing back. The current lineup includes: Michael Lee (Lead Vocals. Lead Guitar,) James “Boogaloo” Bolden (Trumpet,) Russell Jackson (Bass and Vocals), Herman Jackson (Drums,) Eric Demmer (Saxophone,) Wilbert Crosby (Guitar and Vocals,) Lamar Boulet (Trumpet,) Darrell Lavigne (Keyboards,) and Walter King (Saxophone.)  
 
Other featured artists on the April 12th album are Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Taj Mahal, Kenny Neal, Tito Jackson, Michael Lee and Joe Louis Walker.

Track Listing
  1. Irene 
  2. Pay The Cost 
  3. There Must Be a Better World Somewhere 
  4. Sweet Little Angel 
  5. Low Down
  6. She’s the One
  7. Taking Care of Business
  8. Becoming the Blues
  9. Hey There Pretty Woman
  10. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
  11. Regal Blues (A Tribute To The King) 
  12. Pocket Full of Money
  13. No News Just The Blues
  14. The Thrill is Gone
  15. Pay The Cost to be the Boss 
Watch Michael Lee perform “The Thrill Is Gone” on The Voice

Listen to "The Thrill is Gone" on Spotify

Watch the album trailer

www.thebbkingsbluesband.com



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