Thu, Jun 02|
Missouri History Museum
06/02 - MO History Museum: Lady J Huston presents "The Albert King Alumni Tribute Show"
This is a Free event! RSVP not required.
Time & Location
Jun 02, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA
About the Event
The Missouri History Museum will celebrate the legendary Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Albert King (1923-1992). Originally hailing from Mississippi, King moved to East St. Louis in 1956 and became a staple of the St. Louis Blues music scene, hiring many musicians in the area. King achieved acclaim for his string-bending guitar technique, soulful voice, dynamic stage presence, and personalized Flying V Gibson guitars that he played upside down from being left-handed.
Lady J Huston, who toured with King as a trumpeter, vocalist, and music director, has assembled an impressive lineup of alumni musicians to form the Albert King Alumni Tribute Show. They will pay tribute to the famously demanding entertainer with a multimedia presentation, performance, and story sharing. You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear the experiences from direct sources about traveling and performing alongside on the most influential guitarists in the history of Blues, Rock & Roll, and Soul music.
Lineup: Lady J Huston (Trumpet, Vocals); Frank Dunbar (Bass, Vocals, Harmonica); Gus Thornton (Bass); Vince Martin (Lead Guitar, Vocals); Stephen Hull/Racine, WI (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals); Curt Landes (Keyboard, Vocals); Keith Robinson (Drums); Edward Earley/San Francisco, CA (Trombone, Vocals); Frank Bauer (Tenor Sax), Lew Winer, III (Baritone Sax); with Emcee Thomas "Papa Ray" from KDHX Radio.
Special Guests include: Albert King Children and Grandchildren and more Albert King Alumni musicians participating in the Panel Discussion. The program begins at 6:30 p.m., but come early to visit the St. Louis Sound exhibit, enjoy pop-up activities, and a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is FREE with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. More info at: https://mohistory.org/events/albert-king-tribute