Musicians from nine East Texas bands gathered at the Big Sandy Music Hall on Saturday night to perform a show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the legendary 1969 music festival held in Bethel, New York.
The musicians in Big Sandy shared their favorite songs performed at the original event as well as their own original songs inspired by Woodstock.
There were performances by Heather Little, Heather Harper, Robb Lindsey, Paula Coots, Meredith Crawford, Kaleb Morrow, Kevin Tinney, The Kirbys, Chris Rasco, Sharon Walker and Chase Glover.
Big Sandy’s Woodstock connection is related to the Canned Heat song “Going Up the Country,” originally written by Henry Thomas. Thomas was a blues musician born in Big Sandy in 1874.
Thomas’ style is an early example of what later became known as Texas Blues guitar.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Cheryl Owings as Cheryl Harper in a photo.