Billy Gibbons' Moving Sidewalks Play BB Kings In NYC

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published April 1, 2013


Before he was the leader of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons was in a Houston rock group called The Moving Sidewalks. Over the weekend, the band reunited to perform on stage for the first time in over 44 years. Gibbons was joined by original members: organist Tom Moore, bassist Don Summers, and drummer Dan Mitchell.

The set featured covers of classic blues and garage rock songs like Foxy Lady, Wild Thing, and Catfish Blues, as Gibbons paid tribute to the late great Jimi Hendrix during several moments throughout the set. They also played some of their original '60s material like 99th Floor:

The only remaining scheduled appearance for the group will be at the Austin Psych Fest, although Gibbons has said that they've been writing and recording songs so there's a chance that they may be doing more in the future. We certainly hope so!

The New York Times and Brooklyn Vegan have very nice write-ups and pictures, respectively. Also, this setlist courtesy of BV:

Moving Sidewalks - 3/30/2013 at BB King's in New York, NY Setlist

On The Green
You Make Me Shake
Whatch Gona Do
Foxy Lady (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Red House (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Joe Blues
You Don't Know The Life
Pluto - Sept. 31st
No Good to Cry
Before You Accuse Me
Need Me
Wild Thing

Catfish Blues (Robert Petway cover)
99th Floor
I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles cover)


Source: Brooklyn Vegan and New York Times

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