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Little Freddie King

18 Mar 2011


Marfa, Texas


Little Freddie King

Ballroom Marfa hosted a special performance by New Orleans blues legend, Little Freddie King, who played as part of The World According to New Orleans opening weekend. Little Freddie King plays the real blues — according to his website, “the minute Freddie straps on his guitar and strikes up his gnarled chord…this lean, mean, swampy aggregation of gut-bucket wild men transforms the poshest of venues into a back-of-town beer joint.”

As iTunes explains, “Although Little Freddie King patterned his name and playing style after his role model Freddie King, the man with “Little” in his moniker is an original. Leaving his native Mississippi in the 1950s to move to the music Mecca of New Orleans, King brought the indigenous sound of the Mississippi Delta blues with him. It has stayed with him ever since, as he has continued to hone his raw sound over the decades. This is not prettified or citified blues, this is country blues that could only come out of the South.”