Friday, April 24, 2009

Texas Blues Rock Guitar Legend Van Wilks Gets Live & Loud On New CD/DVD Package

Austin, Texas has produced some of the finest blues and rock axeslingers throughout the years. While most are familiar with the likes of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Johnson, one of the lesser known, although no less talented is the legendary Van Wilks.

In Austin Van Wilks has long been lauded as one of the city’s master players.

His talents as a guitarist and band leader have won him consistent critical praise and a string of honors that was capped when he was voted by Austin music fans into the Austin Chronicle’s "Texas Music Hall of Fame" alongside the state’s most legendary musical talents.

In his third decade as a veteran of the world-famous Austin music scene, Van Wilks "continues to make some of the city’s hottest guitar rock.", says the Austin Chronicle, creating music that brings his blues roots to the cutting edge with funk, hard-rock and melodic undertones. His compelling, hard-edged, bluesy rock prompted England rock mag Kerrang!(back when they were credible) to name Van Wilks’ 1980 Mercury Records release "Bombay Tears" as "one of my all time faves," declaring it "a masterpiece."

Declared "a perfect cross between Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen" by the Austin-American Statesman, the Houston Chronicle noted of one show: "By the end of the night we were all so delirious we wouldn’t let them go until they came out for several post-closing-time encores".

Now, hot on the heels of winning 'Best Electric Guitarist' and 'Best Acoustic Guitarist' last month at the annual Austin Chronicle SXSW Music Awards comes the release of a live CD/DVD package, 'Van Wilks Live & Loud From Austin, Texas'. For information on Van Wilks and how to order go to this location

1 comment:

La Rue said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvxEzktgAc8
Video from the new DVD Van Wilks Live & Loud

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