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B.B. King was hands down the king of blues music (no pun intended). Since his passing last year, many artists have taken the opportunity to pay reverence to one of the greats with incredible covers and tributes to the great one. He inspired so many guitarists across so many generations, and 11-year old Toby Lee proves just that!
Toby dedicated this video to B.B. King and jammed out an unbelievable blues jam that is completely next level! Not only that, he used a replica of B.B.’s guitar “Lucille” that he rocked himself throughout his career! It’s a pretty unbelievable jam, considering it’s mostly Toby shredding over a simple blues back beat. His ability to improvise is uncanny, and we’re positive that he made B.B. extremely proud with this epic jam!
Fun Fact: Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” That nickname was soon shortened to “B.B.”
We’re still in awe over Toby’s fantastic tribute, and we hope that we hear many more covers like this in the very near future! Keep it up Toby, you rock! Check out his phenomenal cover down below, and let us know what you think!