Veteran artists Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall will join forces on Friday, November 1 at London’s Royal Albert Hall for an All-Star Tribute to Bobby Bland.
Bland passed away on June 23 after a 56 year career of singing great blues and R&B including such classics as Farther Up the Road, Turn On Your Love Light and Little Boy Blue.
Morrison has been a life-long fan of Bland’s, recording Love Light while still with Them and Ain’t Nothing You Can Do on his album It’s Too Late to Stop Now.
Hucknall’s first solo album, which he recorded during the final days of Simply Red, was A Tribute to Bobby, a full album tribute to Bland.
BluesFest 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29 through Friday, November 1 with all shows at Royal Albert Hall. The schedule for the evening shows:
Tuesday, October 29 – 6:15 – Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests Mavis Staples and Her Band
Tuesday, October 29 – 10:30 – Bobby Womack
Wednesday, October 30 – 6:45 – Van Morrison
Wednesday, October 30 – 10:00 – Natalie Cole and Gregory Porter and His Band
Thursday, October 31 – 6:45 – Chris Rea
Thursday, October 31 – 10:00 – Robert Plant Presents Sensational Shape Shifters
Friday, November 1 – 6:45 – Van Morrison & Mick Hucknall’s All-Star Tribute to Bobby Bland
Friday, November 1 – 10:00 – The Ronnie Wood Band Tribute to Jimmy Reed
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