This isn’t a story of hairy windmill operators, or even a large majestic bird. This is the lineup set to thrill the enormous crowd of fans ready to descend upon Ribfest 2012.
Steve Miller – June 29
Responsible for classics like “Fly Like An Eagle” and “The Joker,” Steve Miller is one of the most prominent voices in classic rock. He grew up in a musical family and had guitar legend Les Paul as a mentor and godfather. Paul encouraged the young Miller saying, “You’re going to go places. Keep practicing.”
Miller says, “I believed him, and I went for it. That’s how I make my living now, thanks to him.”
Joe Walsh – June 30
Joe Walsh is best known for his time with classic rockers The Eagles, penning hits like “Life In The Fast Lane” and “In The City,” but did you know that he ran for president in 1980? Did you know he’s Ringo Starr’s brother-in-law? Perhaps you recognize him from films such as “RoboCop” and “The Blues Brothers.” Walsh is a true rock legend.
ZZ TOP – July 1
Known as “that little ol’ band from Texas,” ZZ Top has delivered southern rock boogie woogie for decades. In 2004 they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for putting out hits like “Sharp Dressed Man” and “La Grange.”
In addition to writing hits, ZZ Top has raised more than $1 million dollars for the Delta Blues Museum in Mississippi. And, ironically, guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill sport beards that reach their waists, while drummer Frank Beard hasn’t a hair on his chin.
For more about Ribfest, including ticket info and a complete roster of other great musical acts set to perform visit www.ribfest.net.