Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Chicago- Tinley Park IL
Sat 9/7/19

50 years strong: ZZ TOP: aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas”, still lay the undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with the original personnel intact and still running on all cylinders.
in 2004 ZZ TOP was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
The three of them- Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard- just goes to show that they’re still very much together after all these years of three chord rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.
Again, from Billy himself: “Yeah, we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords time and time again.”
The elements that keep ZZ TOP fresh and clean and enduring and above the transitory mundaneness can be summed up in the three words of the band’s internal mantra: “Tone, Taste and Tenacity”.
So yes- ZZ TOP prevails, and is long lasting- live performances endured and insured.
ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and built with “swing” in mind, and 100% true to their Texan roots.
ZZ TOP’s support of the blues remains as rock solid and unwavering as ever- a nod of the Texan ten gallon hats of yore, a bow to the mighty icons of the blues that Billy in particular so proudly praises to this very day.
ZZ TOP: The heroes of the state of Texas.
ZZ TOP: Still doing what they’ve always done: The true embrace of three chord rock with a nod and a wink- and with that ol’ so cool Texas flair that’s ever evident when seeing them perform live and in person.
Cheers- Bobby Talamine – Music Photographer

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