Shuggie Otis

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill , Midtown West Thursday April 18 2013 20:00
Shuggie Otis
Photograph: Courtesy Big Hassle
Shuggie Otis

So little was heard from long-lost soul hero Shuggie Otis in the three decades since he vanished from the music scene in the mid-’70s that some believed he'd died, so it was a truly wondrous surprise to find the singer returning from the metaphorical grave with a new album, Wings of Love,in 2013. Why the excitement? Otis is the genius behind such sunshine-warm hits like "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Inspiration Information," and you've likely heard snips of his work via samples from the likes of Beyoncé and OutKast.

Venue name: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Address: 237 W 42nd St
New York
Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: $45–$65