January 25, 2013 by User 5 Comments

THE MOVING SIDEWALKS, the psychedelic blues rock band that BILLY GIBBONS lead before ZZ Top, will be reuniting for a show at BB King Blues Club in New York March 30! Tickets available here

Before achieving multi platinum success with that "little ol' band from Texas" ZZ Top, a young Billy Gibbons lead a hard charging psychedelic blues rock outfit called The Moving Sidewalks featuring Dan Mitchell on drums, Don Summers on bass, and Tom Moore on keyboards. Starting in 1966 these four helped pioneer a style of music that sounds as spontaneous and combustible today as it did then. Rooted in Texas soul and rhythm & blues and influenced by Austin's 13th Floor Elevators, Jimi Hendrix, and early California psychedelia, they pushed the sonic envelope, hot rodding 12 bar blues. And in 1967 that sound took them to #1 on local radio with the garage rock classic, "99th Floor" and out on the road w/ Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Jeff Beck Group w/ Rod Stewart and more.

But The Moving Sidewalks came to a stop in the summer of '69 when Tom Moore and Don Summers were drafted just before the release of their debut lp Flash, a heady brew of muscular hallucinatory rock. For more than 45 years The Moving Sidewalks music and their friendship have endured. From hippie jam bands to garage bands you can hear their influence. Now Dan, Tom, Don, and Billy are taking the stage again to celebrate their legacy and the release of Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection.

  1. SoCAL_Sven avatar

    Have Mercy Amigos, are the VIP-MnG photos from the Sidewalks:BBKing-NYC gig ready yet (March 30, 2013)? I have not received mine yet (May 13, 2013). I was front-row-center GApit! Gracias.

  2. SoCAL_Sven avatar

    Thank you for choosing BB King's venue in Times Square/NYC for the reunion. A sold-out house, full of friends, ready for some Texas Psychedelic Blues on March 30, 2013. I started with ZZ/BFG in '83 with LEGS on MTV in 6th grade (CT), then 6 VIP/MnG's in 2011/2012 including HOB:SunsetStrip 20th/La Futura (CA), and now I again have a VIP/MnG to go back to the future with The Sidewalks/BFG in a 1968/2013 reunion in NYC ... can a multi-decade ZZ Top fan be any luckier? Next thing you're telling me I've won keys to The Eliminator. Rock on with your down and dirty blues/Psych/Rock!

  3. Craigo avatar

    Nice :)

  4. JoeB1964 avatar

    Looking forward to seeing 4 longtime friends finally getting the chance to promote FLASH 44 years later. This will be the show of the year!! Thanks for performing for all The Moving Sidewalks fans of the world!!

  5. Lone Wolfe Jr. avatar

    yA'LL hAVE fUN nOW !

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