“Spend one night in Chris Thomas King’s “Hotel Voodoo” at this year’s fest, and you may never want to leave.”
March 15, 2018
Chris Thomas King is Louisiana blues royalty. The son of blues Icon Tabby Thomas will headline the Baton Rouge Blues Festival Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Downtown Baton Rouge. There is great anticipation among blues festivalgoers. The rare hometown concert will mark the first time in more than a decade King has returned home to headline the annual event.
King will Reign
At 2018 Baton Rouge Bluesfest
Since his last headlining Baton Rouge Blues Festival appearance, in 2007, the Grammy and Country Music Award winning guitarist's passport has been stamped throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Closer to home, the multi-talented virtuoso has performed on America's most prestigious stages to sold-out audiences, including the Ryman in Nashville, Carnegie Hall, and the Apollo in New York City.
Chris Thomas King is likely the best-known blues artist of his generation having sold over 10 million records. As an actor, King starred in Oscar-winning films Ray and O Brother, Where Art Thou? in which he plays a bluesman who claims to have earned his chops through damnation. The man himself, however, earned his skills by playing the blues in his father's legendary juke joint Tabby's Blues Box.
King's new studio album, "Hotel Voodoo," finds him at the peak of his powers on electric guitar rockers, "Voodoo Child (On Hell's Highway), and "Rock And Roll Conjurer." Another highlight is the King-penned second-line stomp "Tabby's On The Bayou," an ode to Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall, his late father's Louisiana juke joint, razed in 1999. Spend one night in Chris Thomas King's "Hotel Voodoo" at this year’s fest, and you may never want to leave.