Originally Posted by kudzudemon
Great story about Lightnin' and the afore-linked Billy Gibbons. An embryonic ZZ Top was asked to serve as Lightnin's back up band for a few songs at a Texas Blues Festival. They knew Lightnin' from the Texas circuit, and knew his music from the records, and did the gig cold. He threw them a few curves, but overall they did a good job. After the set, Billy was talking to Lightnin', and mentioned to him that on a particular song Lightnin' "threw that change in there. That kind of threw us. You didn't play that change that way on your album."
Lightnin' just grinned at him and drawled "Lightnin's go'na change......when Lightnin' wants
We need some Snooks up in here...
I saw Snooks Eaglin about 10 years ago in New Orleans. I had never heard of him prior to that night. I spent most of the night with my jaw dropped. His title of "The Human Jukebox" is well earned.
Seeing Clarence Gatemouth Brown at the 8X10 in Baltimore back in the late 80's was an amazing show. His house was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and he had to evacuate to Texas where he died a week later after battling lung cancer.
Danny Gatton was a beast. This is a clip of him playing in a bar in DC sometime in the 80's. He combined jazz, blues and some rockabilly. Unfortunately he killed himself in the mid 1990's. Those who followed the Mid-Atlantic music scene always felt that he was destined for stardom.