The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is proud to present the Hector Anchondo Band at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th Street, Rock Island, IL. The cost to see this performance will be $8 if you are a Mississippi Valley Blues Society member, or $10 if you have not joined the Blues Society (application will be available at the door).
Hector Anchondo started living and breathing the blues when he picked up his first guitar at the age of 16. Finding himself drawn to the Fender guitar, Anchondo fixated on artists who played the Fender Stratocaster - artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Eric Clapton. He also respected the country greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr.
“I’ve been actively working on guitar to get to the point where I could hang with Jimi or Stevie,” Anchondo says. “Its things like that that keep me pushing to play better, faster, and with style. I knew at a young age that I loved everything about music and I want to do it professionally for the rest of my life.”
By the time Anchondo was 22, he had pursued his musical dream with years of touring, thousands of sold out shows, and three albums under his belt. Now, at the age of 30, Anchondo has boasted the fact that he has shared the stage with notable artists such as Styx, CCR, Johnny Winter, Marshal Tucker Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Magic Slim, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Indigenous, and many more. He has five albums recorded and is in the midst of recording a sixth. With shows booked until the end of the year, Anchondo is on his way to becoming a well-established blues veteran, and it won’t be long before he’s up there with his heroes.