ZZ Top rock The Mountain Winery in Saratoga with their extensive catalog of hits, and prove they still know how to get down and dirty.

Judging from their show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California last week, one would probably not realize that ZZ Top have been around for over forty five years. opening with “Got Me Under Pressure,” the band boogied their way through a set that had the capacity crowd on their feet from the first note. Highlights included “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Catfish Blues,” and of course “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” By the time they wrapped up the evening with “Tush” and a cover of “Sixteen Tons,” it was clear that ZZ Top are still on top (no pun intended,) of their game.

Support for ZZ Top this tour comes from Blackberry Smoke, the Atlanta based Southern rock band who’s country-fried jams were a perfect way to get the still filtering in crowd away from the wine vendors and into the apmphitheatre.

National Rock Review photographer was on hand to get a few photos.


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About The Author

Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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