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ZZ High’s Elwood Francis Performs with 17-String Bass: Watch

ZZ High’s Elwood Francis Performs with 17-String Bass: Watch

ZZ Top's Elwood Francis Performs with 17-String Bass: Watch

ZZ High followers who attended the band’s live performance in Huntsville, Alabama on November fifth had been handled to an odd sight when bassist Elwood Francis broke out an enormous 17-string bass for his or her efficiency of 1983’s “Obtained Me Below Stress.” In an interview with Final Traditional Rock, Francis defined the outsized instrument was a late night time impulse buy that he forgot about till frontman Billy Gibbons introduced it to the present.

“I used to be doing night time web looking out [and] turned up an image of this loopy 17-string bass,” Francis advised UCR. “I despatched an image to Billy and we laughed about it and made some jokes about truly making an attempt to make use of it.”

In “a kind of ‘maintain my beer’ moments,” Gibbons confirmed up with the bass “a couple of weeks later” after Francis “had forgotten about it.” And the remainder was historical past.

Watch Francis’ efficiency with the 17-string bass through the fan-shot footage under.

Final yr, Francis joined ZZ High following the sudden demise of Dusty Hill. He had been their longtime guitar tech, making him a pure match for the band.

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In July, ZZ High launched their newest album RAW, which was recorded when Hill was nonetheless alive. Their final studio album was 2012’s Futura. ZZ High stays on tour within the US via December. Learn our recap of a latest live performance right here, and seize your seats through Ticketmaster.

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