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T-Bone Walker Blues Fest

T-Bone Walker "The Talkin' Guitar." Courtesy T-Bone Walker Blues Fest

Longview will celebrate the widespread musical influence of Texas bluesman Aaron “T-Bone” Walker June 5-6, 2015 with the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest. About 30 bands will play the festival on indoor and outdoor stages at Maude Cobb Convention Center. Headliners include Los Lonely Boys, Rick Derringer, Tab Benoit, and Eric Gales. Born in 1910 in the Linden area and raised in Dallas, Walker was a dancer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who wrote a multitude of classics, including “Stormy Monday.” He’s also credited as the first bluesman to record playing electric guitar.

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