Dusty Hill and bandmates concerned with “plight” of “fellow Texans”
By David Sands
August 29, 2017
Dusty Hill and his ZZ Top bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard founded their band in Houston, Texas in 1969. So it should come as no surprise that they’ve been deeply concerned about the devastation Hurricane Harvey and flooding tied to the disaster have brought to their home state since it made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas Friday night (Aug. 25).
In a statement released yesterday (Aug. 28), the celebrated blues rockers shared their hopes that the city and state would “overcome” their current troubles:
“Houston has played host to ZZ Top as our home base since we first banded together more than four decades ago, making us especially concerned with the plight of so many of our fellow Texans in the wake of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. We are encouraged by the city’s and state’s recovery efforts from this tragic event and stand alongside our neighbors. Long ago, we recorded a song called ‘Heaven, Hell or Houston.’ We’re confident that, in the near future, the first word will describe the title’s third word and the middle will soon be overcome.”
At least 10 people have been killed due to Hurricane Harvey and many others have been injured. The Washington Post reports that roughly 9 trillion gallons of water had rained down on Houston and Southeast Texas as of noon on Aug. 27. Some forecasters estimate parts of Texas may see 50 or more inches of rain by the time the storm is over.
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