Indian Ranch Blues at the Beach to Welcome BB King, Robert Randolph and the Family Band & Shemekia Copeland, 7/13
For more than half a century, Riley B. King - better known as B.B. King - has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Indian Ranch presents a very special afternoon of Blues at the Beach featuring B.B. King with Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Shemekia Copeland on Sunday, July 13 at 2 PM.
Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classic, and featuring hits like "The Thrill Is Gone," "Rock Me Baby," "Baby I Love You" and "Lucille." "The King of Blues" has been bestowed fifteen Grammy Awards by his peers, including the Grammy "Lifetime Achievement Award" and has been inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.
Joining King for Blues at the Beach will be virtuoso pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph and his long time accompanists, the Family Band. Robert Randolph and the Family Band continue to tour in support of their 2013 release Lickety Split, an album that showcases the unique chemistry of the Family Band-comprised of the guitarist's actual family members.
Also on bill is two-time GRAMMY nominee Shemekia Copeland, already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. Daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia Copeland's passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city.