ZZ Top still has legs: Appearing Wednesday, 9/11 at Wolf Trap

Hard rock - blues power trio ZZ Top appears Wednesday at Wolf Trap.  Marc Anthony appears on Tuesday, 9/10. Photo: ZZ Top / File Photo

VIENNA, VA, September 8, 2013 – Formed in Houston, Texas, ZZ Top, comprised of original band members, lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, drummer, have been creating distinctive American blues rock songs since 1969. 

The band will be bringing some of its fan favorite blues and boogie songs like “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Gimme All Your Lovin’”, and “Legs” to Vienna’s Wolf Trap Filene Center on Wednesday, the 11th at 8:00 p.m. 

The hard rock - blues power trio won over audiences with “musicianship, attitude and style”.  But fans might best like the band for its irreverent sense of humor and “devishly funny songs” (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 following the accumulation of 11 gold records, 7 platinum, and 13 multiplatinum records. The bands first album was “ZZ Tops First Album” (1971) and introduced the boogie, hard rock and Southern rock influences that created their distinctive sound.

Rio Grande Mud (1972), their second album, was not a commercial success however, the third album, Tres Hombres was ZZ Tops 1973  release that included the boogie-woogie driven La Grange a song written about an LA Brothel. 

This time their album tour was highly successful and the trio’s four plus decade career was off. 

The band is now touring in support of their latest album La Futura (2012), the band’s fifteenth studio album and the first album after a nine-year recording hiatus.

This will be the bands debut performance at Wolf Trap.

Tickets are available at Wolftrap.org. 

Information compiled from source material from Wolf Trap, ZZ Top, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Wikepedia.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Wolf Trap presents Latin superstar and tenor Marc Anthony.

Marc Anthony performing his new single, Contra La Corriente at Madison Square Garden


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