“He didn’t just play the guitar—he attacked it.
His authoritative presence and vigorous showmanship earned him the nickname the “Texas Cannonball.”
His heavy-handed licks can still be heard today in the playing of Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor, all King acolytes.
Blues innovator Freddie King sang like a lion and struck his guitar’s strings with rattlesnake intensity.
Those talents, along with his compositional brilliance, took King to the pinnacle of success in the blues world of the sixties and seventies.”
With Freddie King celebrating a birthday early in September, Shaun’s dug deep into the Blues With A Feeling library for an absolute classic, 1972s Shelter Records release Texas Cannonball.