This was amazing. Never thought I’d get a chance to see BB King, so I jumped at the chance to shoot this on New Year’s Day. The man is 84 and can still play amazingly, and is extremely cantankerous and charismatic, constantly poking fun at his band – even threatening to pull a knife on one of his players at one point! If you get a chance to see him, it’s worth the money.
This was my first time at Iota in Arlington, VA, I believe, nice little place. The show was nice and relaxed, not too crowded and Jim kept telling us stories about the songs so it felt like we were just all hanging out together, not at a show.
When I went back to my car, these guys were sitting on it and we joked around about how they were doing me a favor by cleaning that spot (my car is pretty dusty).