“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” and the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top rolls into Syracuse for a concert September 17 at Crouse Hinds Theater. There’s only three of them — Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — but they’re still very much together after 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”
With songs like “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs” and others, ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American. The band’s support for the blues has been unwavering and remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms, and are true rock icons.