Photographer Patrick Ainsworth was there to shoot the blues legend.

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B.B. King at the Civic Theatre, by Patrick Ainsworth

The B.B. King we hear today is hardly the B.B. King that made his legend, but the sound in your head when someone says "blues guitar solo" is the sound of a B.B. King solo. His sound is almost arechtypal, and photographer Patrick Ainsworth shot his show Thursday, January 16 at the Civic Theatre. Here are the highlights.

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