ZZ Top co-founder will release his second solo album ‘The Big Bad Blues’ in September.
“We successfully made our way through those uncharted waters with the Cubano flavor of Perfectamundo and completed the journey,” says Gibbons in distinguishing The Big Bad Blues from its predecessor. “The shift back to the blues is a natural. It’s something which our followers can enjoy with the satisfaction of experiencing the roots tradition and, at the same time, feeling the richness of stretching the art form.”
For the album Gibbons put together an A-list band.
“From deep in the heart of Texas, our Hammond organ specialist, Mr. Mike Flanigin, stepped forward and accepted the invitation to step from the B3 bench to take on the task of pounding the ivory 88’s,” says Gibbons, adding, “Great piano stuff from Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin.
“Master of the Fender Bass-guitar, Joe Hardy lent his low-down sound with his fearless funkiness, SO fine!
“Also, in the mash-up mix, the man-with-the-backbeat-plan, Greg Morrow. G keeps the skins alive and kickin’. And while we’re on that backbeat thang…
“Matt Sorum steps forward with his super-syncopation, thrashing the skins like no buddies business.
“Alabama–come-California soulster Austin Hanks, roughs up the riffs with his left-handed six-string electric. Have mercy!”
Gibbons himself shares the harmonica chops with James Harman who has appeared over the years doin’ that Mississippi-sounding thing. “James is the fastidiously fierce follower of the real deal when it comes to blowing’ the harp.
‘The Big Bad Blues’ will be released on September 21, 2018.
The Big Bad Blues track list
(all songs by Billy F Gibbons except where noted)
1)Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’ (Gilly Stillwater)
2)My Baby She Rocks
4)Standing Around Crying (Muddy Waters)
5)Let The Left Hand Know…
6)Bring It To Jerome (Jerome Green)
7)That’s What She Said
8)Mo’ Slower Blues
10)Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters)
11)Crackin’ Up (Bo Diddley)