Blues Brunch featuring Little Freddie King - Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 11AM

Sale price$20.00

Bay Saint Louis, MS - Second Sunday Summer Blues Brunch at 100 Men Hall features Little Freddie King on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 11am to 1pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and go up at the door if not sold out. This show is an Alligator Mike Promotion. Food for purchase by Big Bertha's Kitchen and Catering, along with a cash/credit bar. 

One of the last bluesmen of his generation in a city famed for its jazz, King has become a local emblem over the years. Born Fread Eugene Martin in 1940 in the small town of McComb, Mississippi, he has ridden the peaks and troughs of New Orleans’s fortunes since he hopped the train south as a teenager.

His shows can feel like a transport back in time. He plays an often chaotic, dirty form of country blues – “gutbucket”, as he defines it. One cable, straight from guitar to amp, no effects or overdrive. It’s fluid tempo and timing, harmonica riffs, and stories that tell the tales of growing up poor in the Magnolia state and then life in New Orleans.

“It comes from the heart and the soul and the feeling, and also the depression that you went through” he says, when we meet the day before his birthday show. “People ask me, ‘Do you think the younger guys play the blues like you play?’ And I say: ‘No way.’ That’s because they didn’t go through what I went through. They have to pay their dues. Walk the streets with holes in their shoes, work a whole month without getting paid, like I did.’”

Brunch soul food for purchase by Big Bertha’s Catering and Kitchen. Bertha began cooking at four years old and knew at 18 years of age that food was her passion. Bertha and her family owned a full-service restaurant in Slidell, and seven years ago she came to Bay Saint Louis to start her own catering company, Big Bertha’s Kitchen and Catering. Her specialty is soul food, which is why flavor is her main ingredient. Big Bertha is a member of the 100 WOMEN DBA.

Tables for the show may be reserved for an additional fee by clicking here