Like pianist Henry Gray, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Little Freddie King enjoys something of a revered senior status in his hometown of New Orleans. He's revered because there aren't that many musicians his age performing as frequently and with such gusto and vigor as he displays.
Now in his seventies, King believes in keeping active, like his octogenarian friend, pianist Henry Gray. King keeps touring, recording, and of course, playing as many gigs as possible each year in the Crescent City. He has a monthly residency gig at BJ's Lounge in the city's lower 9th ward.
During Hurricane Katrina, the spry King simply rode his bike through encroaching flood waters to make his way to safety.
King was born Fread E. Martin in 1940 in McComb, MS, the same town that gave blues lovers Ellis McDaniel, better known as Bo Diddley, and Omar ... Read Full Biography