The ART of GIVING | A Charitable Proceeds Project Fueled by Passion
“With the world, the way things are going, you know, people gotta get out there and pitch in, and help just make the world a better place … We’ve been so blessed, playing music all of our lives, and meeting so many people all over the world, that it’s sort of a natural fit for us to just say, hey man, how can we help?”
with MATT SORUM
ROCK AND ROLL
HALL OF FAMER
Whether it’s the epic percussive backdrop behind Guns N’ Roses’ “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” or the propulsive punked-out beat fueling Velvet Revolver’s “Dirty Little Thing,” Sorum’s playing remains unique, undeniable and unforgettable. Sorum’s presence extends far beyond the kit, as an activist for animals and the arts. He's the US Ambassador for Animals Asia, Board Member of Dolphin Project, Ambassador for the Olive Ridley Project, and Co-Founder of Adopt the Arts, to keep music alive in schools.
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Our premiere Artist is the founder of ZZ TOP:
BILLY F GIBBONS
ZZ Top guitarist Billy F Gibbons is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas. Born on December 16, 1949, and raised in Houston, Texas, Gibbons grew up in a home that favored both classical and country sounds, but upon discovering Elvis Presley via an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Gibbons became transfixed by rock & roll. After receiving a Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar and a Fender Champ amp for Christmas in 1963, Gibbons began emulating his heroes and forming his first band when he was 14. In 1968, Jimi Hendrix (with whom Gibbons' band the Sidewalks toured with around this time) began endorsing the guitarist as one of his favorite new players to the media.
In 1969, Gibbon hooked up with a pair of other fellow Texans, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, and ZZ Top was born. The power trio slowly but steadily built up a solid following, largely due to Gibbons’ tasty guitar playing and muscular riffs on such renowned tracks as “La Grange” and “Tush”. The group released the albums, 1970’s self-titled debut, 1972’s Rio Grande Mud, 1973’s Tres Hombres, 1975’s Fandango, 1976’s Tejas, 1979’s Deguello and 1981’s El Loco, and ZZ Top became one of the country’s top rock bands. With the release of 1983’s Eliminator, the group was responsible for some of MTV’s most popular video clips of all time “Give Me All Your Loving,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Legs.” Gibbons and Hill also became known for their assortment of matching and outlandish guitars, which were also always on display in their videos.
BILLY is an active supporter of
ADOPT THE ARTS
a non-profit funding arts
programs in public elementary schools
Thank you to all our friends and followers
“I’ve had the privilege of capturing moments with many musicians throughout my life and career, it’s my HONOR to be able to AMPLIFY AWARENESS for the causes they support” MM