B.B. King-The Life Of Riley is a powerful, insightful and heart-warming feature documentary about legendary Blues man, B.B. King. The film is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, and features never-before-seen interviews with music icons Eric Clapton, Bono, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, Slash, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and longtime blues fan and supporter, Bruce Willis.
The film will play in movie theaters across the United States, starting May 21. Tickets for the theatrical screenings are available online here.
Producer/Director Jon Brewer worked closely with B.B. King for more than two years, amassing more than 250 hours of footage to create a no-holds-barred, powerful documentary feature that explores how an orphaned child, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi in 1925, turned his life around against all odds to overcome even the toughest critics, to become "King of the Blues."
B.B. King: The Life of Riley film includes appearances and contributions from: Aaron Neville, Bill Cosby, Bill Szymczyk, Bill Wyman, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Willis, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Carver Randle, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mick Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Paul Rodgers, Rev. David Matthews, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Susan Tedeschi, Tina France, Walter Trout, and Wayne Cartledge.
The DVD and Blu-Ray will available everywhere on June 17, and feature performance footage from the Royal Albert Hall, with special guests Ronnie Wood, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Mick Hucknell, and Slash. In addition, there are bonus interviews from Buddy Guy, Mick Hucknell, Ronnie Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Derek Trucks, Bobby Bland, Walter Trout, Susan Tedeschi, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Dr. John, John Mayall, Slash, and Leon Russell.
The soundtrack album is now available digitally, and follows the specifically chosen music sequence used in the film. The soundtrack contains 19 career-spanning songs as featured in the movie from his 1951 hit "3 O'Clock Blues" to his 2000 Grammy-winning "Riding With the King" duet, plus two live songs never available on digital or CD, "Walking Dr. Bill" and "Sweet Sixteen."