The top-hat-wearing musician is also an actor who was featured in the 2000 crime comedy, Oh Brother How Art Thou.
The Blues is an art form that comes naturally to a selected few and Chris Thomas King inherited a special gift from his father, the legendary bluesman, Tabby Thomas. Chris has played with blues greats: Whispering Smith, Henry Gray, Arthur Guitar Kelly and many others. He grew up in his father’s club, Tabby’s Blues Box in the south Baton Rouge neighborhood near downtown.
Chris released his first album, The Beginning in 1986 and it was certainly the beginning for the man who recently stirred up controversy with an appearance on TEDXLSU titled, The Blues Was Born in Louisiana, not Mississippi. The top-hat-wearing musician is also an actor who was featured in the 2000 crime comedy, Oh Brother How Art Thou. He has several other films to his credit, but Blues is where his heart and soul exuberates from live stages around the globe.
Chris enjoys quiet time at home with his family in Prairieville when he is not on the road. Hear about his soon to be released book, Sacre’ Bleu: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Its Culture There. Meet the young King at the River Road African American Museum’s Rosenwald School located at 511 Williams Street in Donaldsonville on Sunday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is the first in a series of programs designed to educate the public about music, history and culture in the rural parishes. Free admission, food will be available for purchase.
For more information call 225-474-5553 or email Melanie@aamuseum.org.
Program sponsored in part by the City of Donaldsonville.
Contributed by the RRAAM