Don’t know if you know this, but legendary bluesman, T-Bone Walker hails from this area of Texas. T-Bone Walker (born Aaron Thibeaux) lived from 1910 to 1975 and was one of the great influencers of blues music. In fact, he created the sounds that we know of today as “jump blues” and “electric blues”. He was known as a blues guitarist but also was a singer, songwriter and was one of the first blues musicians to play the electric guitar. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine ranked T-Bone Walker at #47 in their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.
Each June, we celebrate his contribution to the blues movement with the T- Bone Walker Blues Festival in Linden Texas at Music City Texas. This year’s event will be held June 17th and 18th with two stages playing THE best blues music. Some of the acts we have this year are Ezra Charles and His Band, Honeyboy Edwards, Matthew Davidson (a Stevie Ray Vaughan protege) and many more.
The Carriage House B&B is an official sponsor and so therefore we have a special package for the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival. June 17th and 18th only, get any room in the house Friday and Saturday night with general admission tickets to the Blues Festival for both Friday and Saturday for $370. This is a $50 value!
Give us a call at 903-665-9511 if you are wanting to hear some hot blues music this summer while visiting some of the prettiest scenery in Texas.