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Photo Op: B.B. King Woos Tipitina’s Crowd

B.B. King at Tipitina’s — most expensive Tip’s show ever?

At $100 per ticket, King’s show at Tipitina’s last night (January 20) was surprisingly well-attended. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band paved the way for the legendary bluesman, opening the show with one of its best sets ever as Clint Maedgen shared breath with Tao Rodriguez-Seeger on stage. King, now 87, has lost some of his voice and power of yesteryear, but he still puts on a great show and really gets around — again and again and again — thanks to a tight band and some surprisingly hefty security guys.

Here’s a photo I took:

B.B. King, Tipitina's, Elsa Hahne photo

B.B. King at Tipitina's on January 20, 2013 (photo: Elsa Hahne)