Rocky Athas

ROCKIN' THE BLUES AND SHARIN' THE NEWS!

Legendary Texas Guitarist & Songwriter & The Last Great Bluesbreaker Guitarist

Smokin' Joe Kubek Birthday Tribute - Watch Video NOW!

In the music industry friendships can be fleeting but the bond between Smokin' Joe Kubek and myself endured the test of time.  Our love of guitars kept us in touch with each other no matter where we separately were in the world and I miss him dearly today.  Rocky & Joe's Hail Damage Shuffle  is the result of our first and last opportunity to record some fun together.    Please join me in celebrating fellow Texas guitar slinger, Smokin' Joe Kubek's birthday.  Click the video below and enjoy some mean guitar and slide playing!   

After years of non-stop touring, I wanted to make an album that would let me connect with my friends and just have fun playing guitar.  Long time friend, Smokin' Joe Kubek was a natural fit and we had a lot of fun hanging out together in the studio jamming.  In retrospect,  I am very grateful and blessed to have spent some time with my very dear friend.  I am very proud of the results.   You can never go wrong when you combine work with pleasure and Joe was a real pleasure to work with!  

If you love everything guitar, you can get your copy of the album Let My Guitar Do The Talking...with my friends  HERE. 

Smokin' Joe Kubek Birthday Tribute - Watch Video NOW!

In the music industry friendships can be fleeting but the bond between Smokin' Joe Kubek and myself endured the test of time.  Our love of guitars kept us in touch with each other no matter where we separately were in the world and I miss him dearly today.  Rocky & Joe's Hail Damage Shuffle  is the result of our first and last opportunity to record some fun together.    Please join me in celebrating fellow Texas guitar slinger, Smokin' Joe Kubek's birthday.  Click the video below and enjoy some mean guitar and slide playing!   

After years of non-stop touring, I wanted to make an album that would let me connect with my friends and just have fun playing guitar.  Long time friend, Smokin' Joe Kubek was a natural fit and we had a lot of fun hanging out together in the studio jamming.  In retrospect,  I am very grateful and blessed to have spent some time with my very dear friend.  I am very proud of the results.   You can never go wrong when you combine work with pleasure and Joe was a real pleasure to work with!  

If you love everything guitar, you can get your copy of the album Let My Guitar Do The Talking...with my friends  HERE. 

John Mayall Birthday Tribute! Please enjoy!

At 84, the British blues legend, John Mayall, shows little signs of slowing down!  Let's all wish him a very happy birthday with many more to come.  During my time with John, we created some magical moments on stage and in the studio.  One of the more memorable times between us was created when John appeared on my solo album playing organ on Think About It.  Enjoy!   Don't we all hope to still be able to stand on stage at 84?  Cheers to you, John!  

Veterans Day Tribute - Watch Now!

Please join me in thanking all veterans for their service and sacrifice.  This song, Survival, was written about the feelings of returning veterans.  When you see a veteran in the airport, or walking down the street, or even out shopping, please take the time to thank them for their service.

My family has deep military roots that make me proud to be an American and want to give back.   Survival is available on The Essential Rocky Athas - Volume II and this week a portion of all  sales of this album will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.  You can help by downloading a digital copy of the album HERE or if you prefer a physical CD, you can purchase it HERE.  Thanks for supporting our veterans! 

SURVIVAL - LYRICS

Why did you pick me?

There must be someone else.

What have I done wrong?

Being all alone,

I sure do miss my home.

I sure do miss my home.

 

Bodies all around, 

My best friend... he's shot down.

Why was I the one to endure

The threat of SURVIVAL?

 

I know what we do is right,

And I'm feeling your prayers tonight.

I'm feeling your prayers tonight.

Cause it's a dirt poor country here.

These people's lives are filled

With pain and tears.

Lives are filled with tears.

 

Bodies all around.

My best friend... he's shot down.

Why was I the one to endure

The threat of SURVIVAL?

 

So far from home,

And I'm all alone.

Stuck here on the darkest night

That I've ever seen before.

 

Now, they say we're wrong.

They've been lied to for so long.

Lied to for so long.

 

And many men have died,

At home their families cried,

Their families cried.

 

Bodies all around.

My best friend... he's shot down.

Why am I the one to endure

The threat of SURVIVAL?

 

Bodies all around.

My best friend...he's shot down.

Why am I the one to endure 

The threat of SURVIVAL?

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