For most bands longevity means staying together long enough to put out a second or, if lucky, a third album; but for ZZ Top (lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons, vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard) it’s forty years of fine tuning. Playing that long together has giving this band of three outstanding cohesion. There is no struggle, no one man standing out, the musical blend is so perfect that the music soars seamlessly. Dusty HIll’s swift fingers churn out guitar riffs so complicated it’s literally jaw dropping, and yet he makes it look as easy as breathing.
ZZ TOP played for one night, September 11th, 2013 at the Filene Center at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – 1551 Trap Road, in Vienna, VA. For future events, check out their Calendar of Events.