Remember Two Years Ago Whiskey Myers Honored a Legendary Texas Rocker?
In the summer of '21, Texas lost an icon when ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away. Fellow Texas rockers Whiskey Myers wasted no time in honoring the rock god in concert.
Dusty Hill died at his home in Houston on July 28th, 2021. This according to a statement from his bandmates, and later confirmed by news outlets. Hill served as bassist for the Texas-based band for five decades.
"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX," ZZ Top's Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons write in s joint statement on the social media pages. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C.'"
Following in the foot steps of ZZ Top, Whiskey Myers are one of Texas' premiere rock bands, so you know the guys were ready to honor their fellow Texans. In fact in their first show after his passing at Sweetwater Pavilion Ft Wayne, IN on July 30th, Cody Tate took over lead vocals for a solid "La Grange" cover. Big shoutout to YouTuber Mark Drook for sharing this one with the world.
If you missed it, Whiskey Myers is coming home to Tyler this October. Tickets for Rose City Music Festival are on sale now. Here's the link you'll need to get yours. Below is what each ticket level will get you.
VIP: Entry Time - 2 pm. The ticket includes early entry into the festival, samples from all participating restaurants, a festival t-shirt, two free beverages, a private VIP area in front of the stage, a private bar & private restrooms. SOLD OUT
- General Admission: Entry Time - 3 pm. The ticket includes samples from all participating restaurants and concert access.
- Concert Only: Entry Time - 4:45 pm.
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