THE TONY VEGA BAND – SATURDAY, 5/10 @ 3PM
Born in Chicago, raised in Houston, Vega began cutting his teeth on the Blues after an inspirational chance meeting with Albert Collins in an Austin guitar shop. Some years and woodshedding later Tony Vega Band was founded in 1997. This appealing Texas act have forged a unique brand of red hot bone shakin’ blues. Countless tours, several Houston Press Music Awards, glowing international press recognition, and five Cd’s later, TVB continue to burn up the Texas Gulf coast and Europe alike. Like a raven rising from a black southern swamp, the Gulf coast’s “best kept secret” takes the listener from the backwoods to the smoky juke joint, drenched in blues and soaked in a Houston meets New Orleans American roots ‘n roll gumbo.