Little Freddie King
April 30, 2019


2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70117, US


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9:00 PM

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Little Freddie King Biography

Little Freddie King (born Fread Eugene Martin, July 19, 1940, McComb, Mississippi) is an American Delta blues guitarist. His style was based on Freddie King, although his own approach to country blues is original.

The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar.
He recorded the first electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. His next recording opportunity came some twenty seven years after his first in 1996, with the release of Swamp Boogie. King's Sing Sang Sung (2000) was recorded live at the Dream Palace in Faubourg Marigny.
King is a charter member and has played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for 42 years. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans, King was presented with a Mississippi Trail Marker in McComb, Mississippi.
King's most recent album, Chasing tha Blues was released in 2012. The album won Best Blues Album at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards.