King of the Blues

The king of the blues is approaching his twilight years, but that doesn’t mean the thrill is gone for B.B. King. He may be 75, but he still makes records — most recently, the back-to-the-basics One Kind Favor, which was produced by T Bone Burnett and earned a Grammy. Hear why King has a right to sing the blues and why collaborators such as Eric Clapton and U2 revere the bluesman with the guitar called Lucille when he plays the Independence Events Center (19100 East Valley View Parkway in Independence, 816-442-6100) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55. See

— Robert Folsom

Tue., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2011

Categories: Music