Childers chan­nels B.B. King at Song­birds

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Fans lucky enough to catch Paul Childers’ per­for­mance in Oc­to­ber at the Chuck Berry Birth­day Bash at Song­birds Gui­tar Mu­seum will re­mem­ber Childers rocked Berry’s Gib­son ES-355 TDSV gui­tar from Song­birds’ leg­endary col­lec­tion.

“I had him come in for Berry’s birth­day and, in the mid­dle of the show, we gave him Chuck’s gui­tar that we pulled out of the case. He ripped into ‘Johnny B. Goode’ af­ter calm­ing down when we gave him the gui­tar,” re­calls Mike Dougher, Song­birds ta­lent buyer.

It was such an un­for­get­table per­for­mance that Song­birds and Childers are go­ing to try to re­cap­ture that magic when the Childers hon­ors B. B. King on the an­niver­sary of King’s first No. 1 hit. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Satur­day, Feb. 3, at Song­birds on Sta­tion Street.

Dougher says Satur­day night’s show will fea­ture Childers play­ing King’s ES-355.

“King’s song, ‘ Three O’Clock Blues’ hit No. 1 on Feb. 2, 1952, so it seems like an ap­pro­pri­ate time to honor the King of the Blues. Paul will play some of B. B.’s hits as well as present his own high-en­ergy show,” says Dougher. “Paul is such an en­ter­tainer. It’s go­ing to be killer.” Tick­ets are $20. For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-531-2473.


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