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'Cornbread'By Cornbread

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{7/27/05 | Family Arena, St. Charles, MO}

Our short road trip took Big Dave and I west as we crossed the river to hear the Texas trio Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard (aka ZZ Top).

To kick off the evening blues rock guitar slinger, Dean Hall warmed the crowd with his own intense licks including his own high intensity takes on Elmore James and Jimi Hendrix songs. Dave and I met up with Dean and got a couple of his CD’s which will be added as reviews soon.

These same three guys have been around together for thirty-five years. In 2004, they were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Songs went back to the beginning to new songs and everything in between. Most of songs in the set included their classics; Legs, Tush, Viva Las Vegas, Pearl Necklace, Cheap Sunglasses, Brown Sugar, etc. Every song provided an Billy and CBopportunity for guitarist Gibbons to add a lengthy solo. This little ol’ band from Texas known for their spicy-hot blues rockin’ boogie, with killer guitar solos, tore up the St. Louis fans - leaving us both exhausted and wanting more of their high, high energy, foot stompin’ tunes.

I gave Billy a copy of One Foot In The Blues Review, he said “Cornbread, the blues guy, I read your stuff.”

To make it 35 years with same band members, playin’ the same songs – you’ve got to be good. This show was outstanding!

Ciao’ for now, peace.
Cornbread | Cornbread@STLBlues.net

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