These musicians have graced the T-Bone stage many times with the Diddley Squat Band. If you liked Diddley Squat, you will love The Jive Jumpers!
Along with being an award-winning radio DJ, "Big Gus" Samuelson is a darn fine band-leader. Swampadelic, his outfit of crack musicians, busts out a wealth of styles and, in a live setting, can really do it all: Western Swing, blues, honky-tonk and Cajun-flavored nuggets are sprinkled throughout their butt-shaking, recently released album, Parlangua. He has the tendency to play lead guitar for many of his good friends, lending his talents to such names as Hayes Carll, Gary P. Nunn, Deryl Dodd, Two Tons Of Steel, 1100 Springs, Billy Joe Shaver, Chris Knight, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Dave Mason, Robert Earl Keen, and many more. Big Gus was awarded “Best Radio DJ” in 2011 by the Dallas Observer. For the 2013 Academy of Texas Music Awards, he received the MyTexans Award.
You can visit Gus: http://www.biggusandswampadelic.com/
Incredible line-up of international stars and area favorites. Get your tickets here: www.boogie.ticketleap.com/heritage
Proceeds from the heritage festival will help fund a headstone at the gravesite of Omar Sharriff.
We help promote other festivals on occasion. The T-Bone has a close relationship with Marshall's Boogie Woogie music heritage and know that Marshall's development of events to promote its music heritage mirrors that of Linden's. Good folks, good music, good times and a strong benefit to the community. We were blessed to have had Omar perform in the 2011 T-Bone. He was gifted and was a great entertainer. If you want to have a great time, hear some really awesome piano playing - join East Texans at this festival!
Early this month, Russ & Jean Wright (present & former Executive Directors of the Festival) visited family in San Angelo, Texas. While there they were amazed to find the jewel of El Llano Estacado - Sealy Flats. Rod and Denise Brigman, the owners of Sealy Flats, Inc.Blues Inn and The Diner, describe their treasure as "...our little slice of good ol' days smack-dab in the middle of San Angelo. Our location is at 204 South Oakes Street, where history seems to come back to life. We currently have 3 suites, fittingly named after blues legends: T-Bone Walker, Sonny Boy Williamson, and our master suite, Howlin' Wolf."
The entertainment is a never-ending list of A-list Blues artists. The tour of the Inn, artists' lodging, & the club was totally over-stimulation of an incredible collection of blues memorabilia. That evening we shared a table with Marty Behrens, his wife and other members of the San Angelo Blues Society, and were treated to a great show by Jeff Strahan. If you are in West Texas, this is a must-see stop! Our thanks to Rod, Denise, & Marty for making this another great adventure!
Following supper, the smokin' hot Eric Gales will provide a private concert. Eric is on a Texas Tour and offered to stop in Linden and thank those folks that make the festival possible. He has a number of concerts in the tour with The Peterson Brothers Band as his opening act. (Way to go Glenn & Alex!)
If you are not a festival volunteer, you may be able to catch Eric at one of his concerts: http://www.ericgalesband.com. If you have thought about becoming a sponsor, but would like to know more, or meet those who are involved, please contact us and come to this private event and check us out.