T-Bone Walker Blues Fest Set June 21-22 in Linden
April 25, 2013
County Line Magazine
The annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest in Linden, set for June 21-22, includes an eclectic set of musicians to honor Walker’s legacy.
The Duke Robillard Band headlines; other scheduled performers include Peterson Brothers Band, Buddy Flett, Robin & the Bluebirds, Texas Flood, Doug MacLeod, Zac Harmon Band, Matthew Davidson Band, Rafael Espinoza Band, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, and Pleasant Hill Quilting Group.
Music City Texas Theater and the Linden Economic Development Corporation developed the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest to honor the native son who became a music icon. Walker was one of the most influential pioneers and innovators of the jump blues and electric blues sounds. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked him at #47 on its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.