Tyler Bryant and Jeff Beck warm up The Amp for ZZ Top

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Saturday was the perfect date night for guitar lovers in St Augustine, and Historic City News special events photographer, Mark Cubbedge, was close enough to feel the stage shake.

Jeff Beck satisfied the six-stringed daydreamers, while each song performed by Tyler Bryant built upon his unique manner of manhandling his acoustic guitar. But when the two artists who influenced musicians the world over took center stage, their “Tube Snake Boogie” style gave everyone a reason to shake their booties.

What can you say about the little old band from Texas? The Houston trio known as ZZ Top has been crisscrossing the globe bringing their version of the blues to the world. They have cut through the past four decades without missing a beat, and for better or worse, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are the best known representatives of Texas blues-rock around.

Kudos to Ryan Murphy and company for another great first class night of entertainment in the beautifully remodeled St Augustine Amphitheatre.

© 2015 Mark Cubbedge for Historic City News

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