After the busy fall 2013 tour, Mavis' successful knee surgeries and the holidays, 2014 is starting to shape up. Lots of highlights, but the highest looks to be a couple of European tours and Mavis headlining this summer's Newport Folk Festival around the time of her 75th birthday! If there's ever been a time to hit Newport, it'll be this summer.
Willie G. Moseley wrote this story about Rick for the latest VG magazine. Also thanks to Aigars Lapsa for the photo (sorry, couldn't figure out how to spin it upright) from Cazorla, Spain that was taken when RHB played in a bullring at 3 am, under full moon, for a crowd of rabid Spaniards. No wonder the whole town seemed to be asleep all afternoon. Love Spain.
Not sure how this happened, but Cruel Sunrise is the # 1 CD on BB King's Bluesville (Sirius/XM radio)! Thanks to Bill Wax for spinning the record so enthusiastically. And thanks Edward Spinelli for the photos.