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Bobby Blue Bland dead at age 83

Bobby Blue Bland died Sunday June 23rd in Memphis, TN. His death was confirmed by his son Rodd, The Associated Press reported.
Bobby Blue Bland was a fixture on the Soul / Blues scene since the early 1950’s when he made his first recording. His career spanned 60+ years and he is credited with being a major influence on many artists spanning several genres music. You can read the NY Times Obituary for Bobby Blue Bland Here

I had a chance to see Bobby Blue Bland several times at festivals and on tour with his longtime good friend B.B. King. He was a great performer and incredible vocalist. TCBX listeners know that several Bobby Bland tunes were staples on the playlist for the radio show. Another legend of the blues gone. R.I.P. Bobby Blue Bland.

Enjoy a look back at a piece of a live performance below: