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10th Lubbock Lights: Angela Strehli (with Special Guests Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock of The Flatlanders)

Thursday, April 18, 2024
7:00 PM • Allen Theatre

The First Lady of Texas Blues

Lubbock-born & raised blues singer and composer Angela Strehli has often been called the “first lady of Texas blues”. An avid student of the blues and a blues historian, she helped build the Austin blues scene in the 1980's with club owner Clifford Antone, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kim Wilson and others. In addition to her own performing career she was devoted to helping manage the legendary Antone's club and record label. She produced her own records and also recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, and in more recent years Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, just to name a few. Strehli, now based in Marin County California, is back with her first solo album Ace of Blues since 2005. In November 2022 New West Records will relaunch the legendary Antone's Record Label (1987-2006) with Angela as their flagship artist. 

“Angela Strehli has a voice as big as Texas. She deserves to have her likeness carved on the face of the biggest hill in the Lone Star State, Mount Rushmore-style, as a tribute to her musical prowess.”
-No Depression Magazine

“Ace of Blues confirms the Lubbock native hasn't lost her touch...the music here serves as satisfying comfort food for blues lovers and clearly attests to the fact that Angela Strehli can still deliver the goods...C.O.D.”
-The Austin Chronicle

The Flatlanders were founded in 1972 by three musical childhood friends who grew up together in Lubbock, Texas - Gilmore, Hancock, and Joe Ely. They are one of the last iconic American bands, intact, of their era, and some of the most recognized country groups to ever emerge from the Texas South Plains. The “country Beatles” (Mojo Magazine) members have diverse, yet complimentary styles - Ely the street-wise rocker, Gilmore the mystic with the classic country voice and Hancock the cerebral folk singer – and together, create the story of one of the most extraordinary kinships in American musical history.  

CD-signing and meet & greet following the concert.


Venue: Allen Theatre

Student Union Bldg, 1502 Akron Ave, Lubbock, TX 79409

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About Lubbock Lights

In the spring of 2015, regional artists Wade Bowen, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines paired up with Texas Tech University to launch an event series called “Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the South Plains.” The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and conducted by the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, features discussions and performances by local and regional musical artists and gives attendees an inside look at the creative processes and inspirations that go into each artist's work. The weeklong festival consists of the participating artists visiting dozens of classrooms to discuss their process & offer insights to students within & outside TTU and culminates in a concert accessible to all on the Allen Theatre stage in the TTU Student Union Building on campus.

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