a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, May 15, 2015

Today We Mourn


the passing of a great man and phenomenal musician.  Mr King has been one of my favorite musicians for many years.

Andrew and I went to see him in concert  when Andrew was fifteen and a budding young musician himself.  I even let Andrew skip school and drove to Mississippi for us to see him in concert.

I did not push Andrew in the blues directions, he traveled there himself.  He plays by ear and eye, he can watch a musician play and pick up what he has seen and heard. Many have called Andrew "an old soul" so maybe he has played before.

Today we mourn,  The skies cry here for BB King.  I like to think this man who learned how to play with wire strings on a porch post is jamming with the best of the ones long gone.

Oh, God!  We will miss you, Mr King.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

truly one of a kind.

Sandra said...

he was a true talent for sure. it is good he was an inspiration for Andrew..

Gwen said...

very, very sad. A true legend.

Karen S. said...

A genuine loss for us. He will be missed but never, ever forgotten. You are the coolest Mom ever to do that, how wonderful and lucky for you both.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

BB stole his first guitar from his pastor. He was about 6 years old, and loved when his pastor played at church. When his mother shamed him, the pastor told her to let him be.

The skies are crying everywhere for the loss of BB...except heaven, where I am sure they are rejoicing in greeting him.

Sketching with Dogs said...

BB King was an incredible musician, I loved him.
You and Andrew were very lucky to see him in concert.
Lynne x

StitchinByTheLake said...

I remember when you took Andrew....my oldest daughter too loves the blues and loved Mr. King. He will be missed. blessings, marlene

Arkansas Patti said...

Huge blues fan here and BB King was the King. He will be sorely missed for he was one of a kind. Thank goodness we still have his music.

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes indeed R.I.P. BB King.

His music will live on ...

All the best Jan

LindaG said...

Amen.
Fortunately you have wonderful memories of him.
Hope you all can have a blessed weekend, Gail.

Lynne said...

Beautiful Gail . . . one of the greats!

Roses around the door... said...

I thought of you and your grandson when I heard this sad news of BBKING. God Bless

C-ingspots said...

Indeed...he was one of the all-time greats. I've loved his music since I was a kid. Would have loved to see him perform live. May he rest in peace...

Saucy Kodz said...

Mr. King was truly an amazing olde soul. He entertained our families for generations and his passing is truly sad - I betcha he's welcomed on his road from here to his next life. You and Andrew were so fortunate to see and hear him in Mississippi. Rest In Peace Mr. King.

Susan Anderson said...

A sad day indeed having to say goodbye to such a talent.

Sandy said...

This type of talent is so hard to find. BB will be missed by many. Beautiful post!

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