Buddy Guy on loosing his best friend and the greatest and the most influential artist of Blues Music B.B King on May 14th, 2015:
This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart.
BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin world. He could play so smooth, he didnt have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.
Ill miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.