Nice to see that The Granada Theater is continuing the tradition of honoring one of the most influential musicians associated with the city. Freddie "The Texas Cannonball" King had a distinctive fingerpicking style that caught the ear of many an aspiring blues guitarist, including Eric Clapton, who shared a tour with King and who, with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, was one of about 3,000 artists to cover King's signature instrumental, "Hide Away." Honoring the man, who died in Dallas in 1976, are fellow blues legends Bobby "Blue" Bland and Hubert Sumlin, with locals Mike Morgan and the Crawl and King's daughter's soulful blues band, The Wanda King Band. The Fifth Annual Freddie King Blues Fest is 8 p.m. Sunday at The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. Tickets are $25 to $55. Visit granadatheater.com or call 214-824-9933.
Sun., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., 2008