Billy F Gibbons hosts three weeks of ‘RAW Radio’ in celebration of ZZ Top’s new album
Billy F Gibbons hosts three weeks of RAW Radio on three channels — Outlaw Country (Ch. 60), BB King’s Bluesville (Ch. 74) and Classic Rewind (Ch. 25) — in celebration of ZZ Top’s new album RAW.
RAW was recorded and filmed for the GRAMMY-nominated Netflix documentary That Little Ol’ Band From Texas in Gruene Hall between Austin and San Antonio. Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard and the late Dusty Hill gathered there to record in a spare, bare-bones way, and the result of those efforts is the 12 tracks that comprise RAW.
Hear the guitar legend hand-pick some of his favourite songs across different genres plus new songs from RAW, starting Friday, July 22nd, the day the album is released.
Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)
This one-hour Guest DJ special will feature tracks from RAW recorded live at the legendary Gruene Hall along with other hand-picked tracks from some of Gibbons’ favourite Texas artists, including Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sir Douglas Quintet, Roy Head and more.
Friday, July 22nd at 8 pm
Saturday, July 23rd at 9 am and 5 pm
Sunday, July 24th at 12 pm and 9 pm
B.B. King’s Bluesville
This one-hour Guest DJ special will feature tracks from RAW recorded live at the legendary Gruene Hall and other hand-picked tracks from some of Gibbons’ favourite blues artists, including Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.
Friday, July 29th at 3 pm and 9 pm
Saturday, July 30th at 9 am
Sunday, July 31st at 12:01 am, 12 pm and 6 pm
In the third and final installment of RAW Radio, titled Those Little Ol’ Rock Stars from Texas, Gibbons spins and salutes his neighbours: other Classic Rock Stars from the Lone Star State. This special focuses on Gibbons’ favourite classic rock artists, coinciding with the release of RAW and marking the final recorded contribution of the late Dusty Hill. He’ll also feature songs from RAW.
Friday, August 5th at 5 pm
Saturday, August 6th at 9 am and 9 pm
Sunday, August 7th at 6 am and 2 pm