Hurricane Harvey’s battering of Houston this week has, of course, not escaped the attention of ZZ Top, which formed in the city and still calls it home.
Though the group is currently on tour, it released a statement on Monday (August 28) saying that, “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.”
The trio did not announce any plans to assist with aid efforts for storm and flood victims, however.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.