ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill was forced to head home from the band’s current tour due to a “hip issue.” During his absence, Elwood Francis is filling in. You can see footage of the group performing with Francis in New Lenox, IL below:
ZZ Top commented:
“The members of ZZ Top, Billy, and Frank, would like to share that Dusty, their fearless Bass player, is on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue. They await a speedy recovery and have him back pronto.
Per Dusty’s request “The show must go on!”. With that directive, ZZ Top has put the services of Mr. Elwood Francis, their trusted guitar tech of the past two decades, into play with his slide guitar, bass guitar, and harmonica playing in full swing.”
Billy Gibbons added:
“And with Elwood to our right, rest assured ZZ Top will deliver their good time, signature show. Billy’s big guitar, crushing drums from Mr. Beard, and Elwood securing the bottom end continues the delivery with those famous three chords we all dig”.