RIP BB King
Musicians feel very strongly the pain of loss when one of our own family leaves this Earth. When it is a person that plays the same instrument as you it is even more so. BB King was one of the last remnants of the old guard of blues, and now that he is gone we must reflect and cherish what he brought to the genre. As a guitarist, I reflect on how he, along with many others like Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, made my guitar style a possibility. As a rock guitarist, the blues is the foundation for everything, and without BB I know I wouldn’t exist. I’ll miss your warm smile and the love you had for the guitar, which is indeed the greatest instrument on this planet. Your memory and your music will always be with us.