Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets
with Sam Meyers
Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers, along with the Rockets, have earned the reputation as one of the most vividly authentic blues ensembles touring today. 1996 marked a milestone for the duo, who planned several surprises for fans to help them celebrate a decade of recording together. There is no question that when you speak of American blues music Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets featuring Sam Myers are at the top of the list.

Sam Myers, at the age of 59, is the pair's musical historian - with roots tracing back to the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Elmore James. Sam is one of a treasured few Delta Bluesmen who made his mark in the '60's and is still considered contemporary today.

Anson Funderburgh, a native of Texas, has spent the majority of his adult life playing the blues, with influences from blues legends such as Freddie King, Albert Collins, Jimmy Reed and Bill Doggett. Anson has earned the respect of artists like Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl. Over the years, these musicians have called on Anson to lend his tremendous guitar talents to their projects.

In 1984, Funderburgh met Myers during a gig in Jackson, MS where The Rockets played frequently. Myers began sitting in with the band whenever they were in town and in 1986, joined the band full-time.

Anson and Sam have begun playing an acoustic performance for radio and television appearance. These rare performances so far left DJ's and viewers in awe of the powerful energy that flows between these two artists.

Captures from KBBF Performance

Thursday || Friday || Saturday || Sunday
Feature Blues Stage || Houston Stackhouse Acoustic Stage
Robert Lockwood Heritage Stage || Street Scenes
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