Jack Semple: Tribute to BB King
August 28, 8:00 PM, Artesian on 13th
As much a fan of music as he is a maestro, Semple recently developed a complete concert of B.B. King’s material just before his biggest influence passed on to that great gig in the sky.
“In my opinion BB King was the greatest electric blues guitarist of all time,” Semple exclaims. “His ability to communicate emotionally with the audience through his guitar was unparalleled. I met him in 1995 and unlike other superstars was humble, patient and empathetic – his generosity was overwhelming. I try to follow his lead professionally.”
"The time I met him there were 40 people waiting in line to speak with him. He took as much time as each person wanted with him. He posed for photographs, signed guitars, sign photographs, and engaged with each one of the fans. The experience was a great lesson for me as a budding musician/artist. He made each person feel important, valued, and significant. His generosity was overwhelming. I try to follow his lead professionally.
His ability to communicate emotionally with the audience through his guitar was unparalleled! I've been studying his guitar style and learning the depths of his musical phrasing. To quote my wife who is a classical flute player, she said when hearing him for the first time "when he plays his guitar he might as well be talking."
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2627 13th Avenue