Universally hailed as the reigning King of the Blues, the legendary B.B. King is the most imitated of living blues guitarists. He still projects tremendous presence on the stage, both singing and playing guitar, and his musical influence around the world is incalculable. B.B.'s technique is deceptively complex; featuring delicate filigrees of single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos, and bent notes. Rock guitar technique is to a large degree derived from King's playing.