ZZ Top

ZZTop

(from our valley events) ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lays undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. Hits like “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs,” have made ZZ Top music instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American.
As genuine roots musicians, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard have few peers. Billy is widely regarded as one of American finest blues guitarists working in the rock idiom. Bass virtuoso Dusty has long had an affinity for rock’s origins; his earliest performances as a child included Elvis songsand his vocal prowess can be heard on “Tush.” As both a roots and progressive drummer, (beardless) Frank has been acknowledged as key to the band’s powerful on-stage and in-studio presence.
Known as much for their beards, cars, girls, and that magic keychain as they are for their unwavering support for the blues, ZZ Top continues their legacy as multi-million selling recording artists, international touring artists, officially designated Heroes of the State of Texas and true rock icons.
All seats are reserved for $56, $46 & $36
Tickets will be available for purchase at:
– VBC Box Office (Mon. – Fri. | 10am – 5pm)
– Any TicketMaster Outlet
– Online: www.ticketmaster.com
– Over The Phone: 1.800.745.300

(14OCT2012)

Damon Johnson of Brother Cane fame opened tonight as one man with his acoustic guitar and the ability to loop. He played several original numbers and closed out with the classic Teenage Wasteland. It was not a bad set at all, but we were all ready for the main event.

With small stage comfort and a 3 screen barrage, ZZ Top opened with I Thank you and closed with La Grange. In the middle the managed to work their way through 43 years of  their own special form of blues with, as Billy Gibbons said, “The same three guys, the same three chords”.

It was a thoroughly entertaining evening, and if you missed it, you deprived yourself of true music legends in action.

Pics after the break.

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