Dallas-based guitarist Anson Funderburgh took his band the Rockets out of the clubs and onto festival stages in the early 2000s with his critically acclaimed recordings for the Black Top label out of New Orleans. With Jackson, Mississippi native Sam Myers delivering the vocals and harmonica treatments, this band mixes up a powerful gumbo of Texas jump blues and Delta blues that can't be found anywhere else. Funderburgh & His Rockets are a particularly hard-working band, performing across the U.S. and Europe nearly 300 nights a year. Funderburgh was born November 15, 1954 and got hooked on the blues when he got his first guitar at age seven or eight. His first musical experiences came in clubs in Dallas. He developed his team approach to blues music while learning from the likes of Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, and Albert Collins when ...
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