What is your take on his work effort and what he brings to the table? Willy G: He's kind of a Zen master -- very calm You Cant Lose With The Blues understanding but, at the same time, demanding. We knew him socially for quite a few years, so the transition to his being our co-producer was not a difficult one. How can you not like a guy with such a fine great set of chin whiskers?
Jeb: On a serious note, ZZ Top have achieved more success than any band can ever hope for. You are American musical icons. Why do feel people You Cant Lose With The Blues me love your music so much? Willy G: Not really a big secret; we've said it more than once: You can't lose You Cant Lose With The Blues the blues.
We fell into a groove at the start and we just kept at it and have no intention of letting go now that we're staring to get good at it. What do you think was the most defining era of the band and why?
Willy G: Would have to say Tres Hombres was a real turning point when it came out in ' Talk about a "defining moment! Willy G: There's some great stuff out there, both in the rock genre and others. We keep an open mind and it continues to expand. Great stuff! Jeb: Before we go, I have to ask if you got to party with Jimi Hendrix when you opened for him on tour with the Moving Sidewalks.
What was he really like? Did you learn anything from watching him play? Willy G: He was actually shy off stage, the opposite of what he was like in front of a crowd. A really warm and friendly guy who we had some fun with, both musically and as a hanging out compadre.
Learn anything? Are you kidding? Talk about learning at the feet of the master! He was always happy to show us how to get it done and done right. True brilliance and a totally nice guy in one You Cant Lose With The Blues package. Jeb: Did you really find your guitar, Pearly Gates, under a bed? Willy G: Let's just say that Pearly and I were fated to spend our lives together. We met by chance and the affair bloomed and blossomed.
Some things were meant You Cant Lose With The Blues be--to quote Elvis. And of course, getting to share the stage with Jimi Hendrix was the be all and end all.
He was very giving of his time and talent and was more than happy to share some of his techniques which have taken the better part of a lifetime to realize in some meaningful way. Read the complete interview here. Gibbons, of course, has long been one of the most important and influential artists to emerge from the blues traditions, carrying it forward in a career honoured by his induction, with ZZ Top, into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The inventiveness of that high and lonesome sound remains solid and stridently strong to this day. The lengthy list of champions are forever carved in stone. After the success of Perfectamundo, Concord Records president, John Burk, expressed his intent on following up with another artistic offering with a more familiar, bluesy kind of content. Therefore, it seemed natural to do a project that centered on his musical roots, and the music that so inspired him from the very beginning. Gibbons got the nod.
Have mercy! Updated: 5 months. Wouldn't you just love to be in the same room as Harris to hear some of this? I know I would going by the poise and relatability time after time.
He has the authentic swinging club sound completely down. Jamie Murray at last?
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