Gig: Rocky Athas – Liverpool Marina – 17 July 2008

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 26, 2008

Rocky Athas
at the Liverpool Marina
Thursday 17th July 2008 (doors at 8pm, show starts at 8.45pm)

Texan guitar-slinger Rocky Athas returns for his third visit to the Liverpool Marina. On this occasion, his masterful guitar playing will be complemented by his original band, Lightning, which in the late ’70s and early ’80s was one of the biggest draws in Texas nightclub history. Their music encompasses a broad range of blues music, including powerful blues rock.

Rocky grew up playing guitar with his pal Stevie Ray Vaughan. By the age of 23, he was honoured as one of the ten best guitarists in Texas by Buddy Magazine’s Texas Tornadoes. SRV received his induction two years later. They hold this honour with such noted guitarists as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan. In recent years, Rocky has recorded a number of highly acclaimed albums on the British-based Armadillo Music label, the latest being Lightning Strikes Twice with Lightning.

Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP.
Tickets for the concert (£10 each in advance and £11 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or by email:

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