Billy F. Gibbons

Billy F. Gibbons laid some Texas rock and blues on a sold out audience at The Iridium in New York City on October 30. His current tour is in support of his recent solo album “Big Bad Blues.” Gibbons assaulted his audience with his signature blues riffs and his self-effacing comments. His band includes drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Austin Hanks, and on some numbers, Elwood Francis on harmonica. The nineteen song set included Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Missin’ Your Kissin’, Hollywood 151, and Bring It To Jerome from the new album. They also delighted the crowd with some ZZ Top favorites like Thank You, Sharp Dressed Man, and La Grange and a rousing rendition of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. The show was blues perfection.
Subsequent dates on the tour:
Oct-31 New York, Iridium Jazz Club
Nov-1 Washington DC Pearl Street Warehouse
Nov-03 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Nov-05 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov-06 Orlando House of Blues
Nov-07 Atlanta Variety Playhouse
Nov-09 Houston Revention Music Center
Nov-10 Fort Worth Billy Bob’s Texas
Nov-11 San Antonio Aztec Theater
Nov-13 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
Nov-15 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Nov-16 Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl
Nov-18 Los Angeles Troubadour
Dec-28 Austin TX Antone’s
Dec-29 Austin TX Antone’s

Photos and Review by Jini Sachse