Blues Boy Hubbard & The East Side Kings
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A Night of Blues with Blues Boy Hubbard and The East Side Kings
Blues Boy Hubbard was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The honor was long overdue. There are few players in Austin who can match Hubbard for blues guitar skill and scene longevity. The Air Force brought a young Hubbard to Austin in the 1950s, where he worked as a mechanic at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport by day and plugged in at places like the Victory Grill at night. Naming his band the Jets after his vocation, Hubbard and company soon became one of the Eastside’s hottest tickets, playing Cheryl Ann’s, Charlie’s Playhouse, Tony Von’s Show Bar, Ira Littlefield’s IL Club, and other notable long-gone venues on the regional Chitlin Circuit. He also backed the touring rhythm & blues legends of the day: Hank Ballard, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Parker, Etta James, and Freddie King. Watch “Blues Boy” Hubbard & the extremely talented Eastside Kings (a combined total of over 200 years blues experience) recreate musical history on The Skylark stage every first Saturday.