The Shedd Institute is proud to bring the legendary Riley “B.B.” King back to Eugene and the Silva Concert Hall Sunday, March 10th. For more than half a century, B.B. King, has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 87, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. B.B. has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the “singing” that comes from his guitar. In B.B.’s words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.” Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. “I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper, I still work on it. Red, white, black, brown, yellow, rich, poor, we all have the blues”.