Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets Featuring Sam Myers

Since 1978, guitarist Anson Funderburgh and his high-octane Rockets have been laying down an explosive barrage of jump blues and hard-driving R&B that has earned them a place as one of the country’s premier blues bands. And since they added Sam Myers on harmonica and lead vocals in 1986, the accolades have just gotten louder.

Funderburgh and Myers have managed to blend two distinctive Texas and Mississippi sounds to create one of the most successful partnerships in contemporary blues. Along with the Rockets, they have won eight prestigious W.C. Handy Awards and have earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands around—performing across the U.S. and Europe nearly 300 nights a year. In the process, they’ve crafted an infectious sound that Downbeat magazine called “a joyful blend of Delta grit and Texas exuberance.”

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets Featuring Sam Myers have several albums to their credit, including Sins (1987), Rack ’em Up (1989), Tell Me What I Want To Hear (1991), Change in My Pocket (1999), and Which Way Is Texas? (2003).


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