Howlin' Waters has played from coast to coast, as well as in Japan. A seasoned club veteran, Howlin' has shared stage & studio with Canned Heat, Steppenwolf, Humble Pie and Hank Williams, Jr.
Coming to Austin during the 1980's Stevie Ray Vaughan/Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-Rock boom, Howlin' captures the classic sound of that era, with comments such as "authentic" and "the real deal" heard regularly at Howlin' Waters shows.
Established in 2012, Howlin' Waters has released (9) albums on Falcon Blues Records label, played more than 1,000 Texas shows, and is known for:
- Booking shows & always arriving, setting up & playing on-time
- Playing a professional show, with set lengths geared toward customer retention
- Encouraging customer patronage (buy drinks, food, take care of wait-staff, etc.)
- Dress professionally on stage in accordance w/venue clientele
Howlin' Waters currently plays throughout Central Texas, pleasing audiences and winning over new fans every show!
Stevie Ray Vaughan/Double Trouble, ZZ Top, The Red Devils, Backdoor Slam, The Black Keys, Izzy Stradlin & The Juju Hounds, Jack White, The Black Crowes, Keith Richards & The Xpensive Winos, Davy Knowles, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Beck-Bogert-Appice, Cactus, Savoy Brown, Foghat, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Albert King, Freddy King, Captain Beefheart, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Steamhammer, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Classic Soul/R&B music ...
www.vimeo.com/howlinwaters (Howlin' Waters SOLO show)
Is life getting you down? Are all singer-songwriters too serious for you? Take the Austin Lounge Lizards and call me--laughing--in the morning. This talented bunch plays almost a dozen instruments between them and bring many different sounds to each song: from Swing to Bluegrass to 50's Rock to Gospel.
The Blues Specialists is an Austin, Texas based blues/R&B band established by Texas Music Hall of Famers TD Bell and Erbie Bowser. The band has played numerous events and backed up a great number of blues musicians. Some of the festivals played include Utrech Holland Samson Blues festival, Benson & Hedges (Dallas), Messa Az festival, Houston blues festival, Smithville, San Antonio, Pflugerville, Brownwood, SXSW, etc(a lot more). Clubs include Victory Grill, Billy's Blues, Antones, and others.
We've backed Long John Hunter, Pete Mays, Lavell White, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollaman, WC Clark, Greyghost, Hosea Hargrove, and a hold host of others and was the starting point for a great number of Austin bands.
Our CD put out in '92 was nominated for WC Handy award for traditional CD of the year ('Its about Time'). To date we've completed two cd's 'Its About Time Again' and our current releases 'N2DEEP' & 'Urban Country Blues' all self released. Plans are to be very active and release cd's every 6 months. All songs on 'N2DEEP' and 'Urban Country Blues' are original with songs written by band members.
Because of the unique talents of the band members The Blues Specialists can perform from varying group sizes (ie. 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) all maintaining the purpose of playing the Blues. Video can be viewed on youtube at: http://tinyurl.com/5f6x3j