‘Skyville Live’ Assembles Ace Guitarists Billy Gibbons, Orianthi, Frankie Ballard, Mike Henderson

Billy Gibbons and Frankie Ballard. Photo: Getty Images

Billy Gibbons and Frankie Ballard. Photo: Getty Images

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons was joined by fellow guitar slingers Frankie Ballard, Orianthi, ZZ Ward and Mike Henderson on Tuesday night (May 24) for the latest installment of Skyville Live.


Frankie Ballard. Photo: Getty Images

The intimate concert was recorded in full HD video before a studio audience in Nashville, and live-streamed via aol.com and go90.

Gibbons launched the evening, expertly performing renditions of “Treat Her Right” and “Got Love If You Want It.” Meanwhile, Ballard offered his singles “Cigarette” and “Young & Crazy,” followed by a cover of Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.”


ZZ Ward. Photo: Getty Images

Ward presented “Put the Gun Down” and a passionate rendition of the cautionary tale “Last Love Song” before settling behind the piano for “365 Days.”


Mike Henderson. Photo: Getty Images

Diverse musician and longtime Nashville player Henderson brought Gibbons back to the stage for “Pay Bo Diddley,” while Orianthi laid down plenty of tasty guitar lines on songs including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.”


Orianthi. Photo: Getty Images

Among the highlights were an all-star finale performance of the ZZ Top classic “Sharp Dressed Man.”


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