Little Freddie King

Louisiana Museum Foundation

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)

New Orleans, LA

Little Freddie King

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission May 1, 2014 $10.00 $1.54

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Little Freddie King

Event Details

Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1940, Fread E. Martin grew up playing alongside his blues guitar-picking father (Jessie James Martin), then rode the rails to New Orleans during the early fifties where he crossed paths with itinerant South Louisiana blues man such as "Poka- Dot" Slim and "Boogie" Bill Webb whose unique country-cum-urban styles would influence his own. Honing his guitar chops at notorious joints like the Bucket of Blood (which he later immoralized in song), he jammed and gigged with Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, and also played bass for Freddy King during one of the guitarist's stints in New Orleans. People began comparing the two musicians' styles, hence Martin's nome-de-plume. While well-vested in a variety of styles, nowadays Little Freddie sounds a lot more like his cousin Lightin' Hopkins - albeit after a three day corn liquor bender! Nevertheless, the King sobriquet if fitting, as Freddie is undeniably the monarch of the Crescent City Blues scene.

Have questions about Little Freddie King? Contact Louisiana Museum Foundation

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.