Sharp Dressed Man is a hot trio that recreates the Texas boogie and hard rockin blues sound of that phenomenally popular lil ol' band from Texas - ZZ Top. Sharp Dressed Man replicates ZZ Topís style with the long beards, the fancy clothes, the fuzzy guitars, and stage props. To make the show complete, they include the funny antics of Billy and Dusty, and the famous in-concert moves that make seeing the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers so memorable. That means that you will see a great show anytime you see Sharp Dressed Man.
Scott Willis was the originator of the group. Scott has long been a ZZ Top fan. "I spent countless hours playing along with my ZZ Top records while growing up". No doubt those vinyls were long ago worn out. Scott so loved playing those ZZ Top hits, that he decided to replicate it to a tee. He is best known for being able to play Billy Gibbon's guitar riffs note for note. His growling voice is a close match to Gibbon's as well. He is relentless about replicating the ZZ Top show, having spent countless hours studying video footage, and being creative in designing sets and props for the show, in addition to the stage moves and Billy Gibbon's banter.
On the bass as Dusty Hill is an outstanding singer and bass player, Don Lybarger. He has traveled the US extensively performing with various groups, and has been a recording artist for years. He really enjoys the road trips, meeting new people, and putting on a top quality, entertaining show. "I am not sure how many people are aware of how talented Dusty Hill is. But if you want to know, try playing and singing his parts." Don plays the part extremely well, which indicates what type of musician he is.
Jim Cavanagh solidifies the group in from behind the drums. Jim has always been a huge ZZ Top fan as well, and was thrilled with the opportunity to join the group. He spends unbelievable amounts of time studying the ins and outs of playing Frank Beards parts. Again, the general public may not know just how complicated playing Frank's parts are, but musicians who have attempted it are often befuddled. "The real challenge is to be able to recreate the live beats that Frank threw down in the studio, because he started using a lot of drum machines versus playing a drum kit." But Jim makes it happen. He is the glue that makes this three piece sound so big when live in concert.