Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is set to pay homage to one of his band's musical heroes, blues legend Jimmy Reed, at a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London this fall. The show, which will feature Wood accompanied by a backing band, will take place on November 1 and will serve as the finale of the 2013 edition of London's annual BluesFest.
"Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on The Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day," says Wood in a statement. "It is my honor to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy with this tribute."
Reed's well-known songs include, "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Big Boss Man" and "Honest I Do," the latter of which was covered by The Stones on their 1964 debut album.
Wood played at last year's BluesFest as well, delivering a tribute to the artists who recorded for the legendary Chess Records label.
The 2013 BluesFest, which kicks off on October 29, also will feature performances by Robert Plant and his new group Sensational Space Shifters, plus Van Morrison, Bobby Womack, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bobby Womack, Natalie Cole, and Mick Hucknall. You can check out the event's full schedule at BluesFest.co.uk.
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