Out Now: ZZ Top ‘Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,’ Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill” (Listen)

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Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas is a new album from Texas rock legends ZZ Top.

Released today, July 22, it’s a collection of songs from throughout the groundbreaking band’s career, new recordings of songs from their early days, dedicated by the group “in righteous memory of Dusty Hill,” the bassist who passed away in July of 2021.

Some more on the album’s scope:

The new album’s liner notes by Gibbons and Beard note of the RAW sessions, “..it was, in a very real way, a return to our roots. Just us and the music, no audience of thousands, no concession stands, no parking lot social hour, no phalanx of tour busses. Just us and the music. We knew right then it was a very special circumstance, all of us in the same place at the same time and what a time it most certainly was!”

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The album was recorded in connection with That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, a 2019 Netflix documentary on the band that earned strong reviews when it premiered on the streaming service.

ZZ Top previewed Raw in recent weeks with some tracks, including “Tube Snake Boogie”:

A video for “I’m Bad I’m Nationwide” landed in connection with the record’s release:

Give the whole set a listen below, and celebrate ZZ Top as it keeps on rockin’ in memory of Dusty Hill.

Catch ZZ Top on the road on the ongoing Raw Whisky Tour, which a news release notes is named in tribute to the album as well as the recent release of ZZ Top Tres Hombres whisky from Balcones Distilling of Waco, TX, a flavorful 100 proof mash bill of roasted blue corn, malted barley and rye.

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