Blues Legend B.B. King sadly passed away last night. Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night at age 89.
King had continued to tour well into his 80’s and finally started showing signs of his age last year after decades of living with Type II diabetes. He fell ill in October due to dehydration and exhaustion, after a show at Chicago’s House of Blues which prompting a cancellation of the remainder of his tour.
His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.
During his years as reigning king of blue, he racked up 30 Grammy nominations and 15 wins and a long list of honors including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Mark, B.B. & Roy
We announced our 4 finalists and the voting is underway…
Now is your chance to see the bands live! Come out and hang with the WMWV crew and Blue Moon Brewing Company this Friday with Dante Club at Horsefeathers- then come out and see Gravel Project and Solo Saloon.
Our schedule looks like this:
This Friday March 6th – DANTE CLUB – Horsefeathers – 9 pm
Friday March 13th – GRAVEL PROJECT – Red Parka – 9 pm
Wednesday March 18th – SOLO SALOON – Delaney’s – 9 pm
Then go to :http://www.wmwv.com/category/contests/
to vote for your favorite!!
It’s that easy. We love our listeners, we love our local music, we love our sponsors Amoskeag Beverages and Blue Moon Brewing Company! Support those supporting local music.
WMWV “Song of the Year” Final Four Announced!
As announced on-air on Tuesday, February 17, the four finalists for the 2015 WMWV Song Of the Year Contest are:
Gravel Project – “Dollar Bill” (Conway, NH)
Duke – “Parking Lot” (Berlin, NH)
Dante Club – “Anything You Want” (Conway, NH)
Solo Saloon – “In Out Soul…” (Freedom, NH)
Congratulations to the four finalists…and don’t forget to check out wmwv.com in the coming days, where you can cast your vote for your favorite! The song with the most votes wins $1,000 cash, a chance to perform their song “live” on WMWV, and have their song added to our playlist for the rest of 2015!
Last year, Gorham, New Hampshire’s Epic Season won the 2014 title with their entry “Found”.
Special thanks goes out to Blue Moon Brewing Company and Amoskeag Beverages, who are proud supporters of local music!