Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top to Perform Live 12/17 at B.B. King Blues Club
On Tuesday, December 17, come see BILLY F GIBBONS with ANTON FIG, Will Lee, MARTIN GUIGUI and MIKE FLANIGIN at B.B. King Blues Club - 237 West 42nd Street, NYC. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm Tickets Start at $50 - General Admission, All Ages Entry Full Bar and Restaurant on Premises.
Billy Gibbons, legendary ZZ Top Guitarist, along with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas. Raised in Houston, Gibbons became transfixed early by rock & roll, forming his first band when he was 14 (the Saints). The guitarist later joined a group around the mid-'60s called the Coachmen, who specialized in more psychedelic-based sounds, inspired by the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and the local Texas outfit 13th Floor Elevators (led by a young Roky Erickson). Gibbons' band eventually changed their name to the Moving Sidewalks, issuing a lone album in 1968, 'Flash'. While the Moving Sidewalks never made a splash outside of Texas, Gibbons must have been pleased when Jimi Hendrix (with whom the Sidewalks toured with around this time) began endorsing the guitarist as one of his favorite new players to the media. When the Moving Sidewalks folded in 1969, Gibbons sought to form a more straight-ahead, boogie/blues rock-based band, and after hooking up with a pair of other fellow Texans, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, ZZ Top was born. A long-time vintage guitar collector, Gibbons owns some of the world's most cherished and rare guitars, including a particular instrument that he's become synonymous with, a 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Standard (which he dubbed "Pearly Gates"). Gibbons will be joined onstage tonight by Anton Fig, Will Lee, Martin Guigui and Mike Flanigin. Billy Gibbons with Will Lee and Allen Toussaint - "Get Out Of My Life Woman".
B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill is the premier live music venue & restaurant in the heart of Times Square at 237 West 42nd Street, open daily from 11am-1am for lunch, dinner, and drinks. Tickets to all shows can be purchased at our box office or through Ticketmaster. Seating for all concerts are on a first-come first-served basis.
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