Posted: Jun 25, 2013 12:59 pm
He was a neighbor of mine growing up, but for years we assumed that his tour bus driver lived there because we couldn't imagine a legend like BBB living in among us (he was on the road performing most of the week, but usually home for Sunday dinners). I always felt he was unfairly overshadowed by BB King, even though Bland was more of a soul and R&B guy. I am glad I saw him perform at the Memphis BBQ Fest a few years back. RIP.