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Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:27

B.B. King to perform in Asheville

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B.B. King will make a pit stop at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville on Jan.14.

All tickets must be reserved and cost $75, $49.50 and $39.50. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 800.745.3000 or online at Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

King has one of the most identifiable guitar styles and most identifiable guitars — Lucille. He mixes traditional blues, jazz, swing and mainstream pop.

His songs include “Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss,” “The Thrill Is Gone,” “How Blue Can You Get,” “Everyday I Have The Blues,” and “Why I Sing The Blues.”

King has had two No. 1 R&B hits and four No. 2 R&B hits. His crossover hit, 1970’s “The Thrill Is Gone,” went to No. 15 on the pop charts.

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