Clarence Gatemouth Brown - "Honky-Tonk" [Live from Austin, TX]


From the Clarence Gatemouth Brown album 'Live from Austin, TX available now: Also available at Amazon: CD/DVD:



Kev Dean
A lot of people don't know Gate was a Grammy winning fiddle player too!!!
Les Clanton
Texas version of the blues brothers,awesome ,this is without a doubt the best show on TV!
Mike Figures
Gatemouth settled on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain later in life & spent a lot of time playing clubs in Orleans, St. Tammany, the casinos on the coast. The grocery I worked over night in in Slidell, La was open 24 hrs. before Katrina. Gatemouth had a 60's model Cadillac limo, and a white boy driver late 20's or early 30's. They used to leave his gigs at 2:30 to 3:00, on weekends, & always ended up in our store. He lived in Pirates Harbor near the Rigolets of Lake Pontchartrain. Katrina destroyed his home & he never recovered. He died within a year of that. A fine old man. I hated to see him go. Check him out playing with Roy Clark back in the 70's on YouTube.
jjohn341
Wow simply superb, and that guitar tone.
Nick
That's how you play that one!...classic..(FZ.."lemme see yer thumb!")
MJ
love those honky tonk blues - my dad used to play 'em on the piano
Hal Pecher
Love it. That's my late friend Dennis Taylor on sax with the red shirt. When he wasn't touring he'd come and play with our little local blues band in Boston way back in the 80s. RIP Dennis and Gatemouth.
STARKE
so do what gatemouth is doing and use a freaking capo AND flatwounds
Kuskule
Big WOOWW! from Macedonia! Thanks!!
ava gd
I enjoyed Gatemouths' stint on the Beat Show that was taped in Dallas, Texas with Hossman Bill Allen of WLAC 1510 Nashville, TN circa 1960s.
Jesse Chapa
Hey, can someone help me identify the style of his hat shape? Does that crease have a name?
Elio Lopez
A truly great and tasteful player
pancho villa
The coolest cowboy 🤠 ever
Neil Ladd
Guitar heaven!! Sax on the side!!!
zeppefan
Like butter on hot toast!!!
Gorgeous
My God, whatever happened to MUSIC? What ever happened to musicians? What we have today is a DISGRACE.
Nobody special
Johnny Winter and Gatemouth are both from the Golden Triangle in Texas and its notable that they both use a similar multi finger picking style. I grew up around them and was fortunate enough to see them both a few times. Thanks for posting this video. BTW, Gatemouth's guitar is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You see it when you first go in.
Chris Tirant
What a genius that is some soul sound from the man. Can definitely show the young ones of today how to play with his toes. God rest his soul. RIP blues man.
Perihelion77
Great back-beat and groove on this version. Pretty up-tempo also.
Darby Beattie
I too lost it all during Katrina but my soul is full of cajun memories.
Dale Humphrey
wonderful!!! love Gatemouth!!!😀😉✌
kellyanquoe
if someone told me not to dance it would be a battle.
gutbucket
Gate was like a chameleon . He could play anything. Big Band, Swing, Texas Swing Blues, Country. Played some cool stuff on the fiddle, too. Sad to see him go. We're losing all the great old performers and they're not being replaced with greater talent, that's for sure.
Sebastian Fibes
No matter who plays it, Honky Tonk is perhaps the best stomping your feet and clapping your hands song ever. 100% feelgood.
Sandbox_Bullies
Gatemouth was amazing
Tamara Taylor
Holy Cow! Gate mouth talk to that guitar!! Luckiest child in the world got to listen to this as a child, no wonder I love music!
Quentin Fernandez
He's amazing is all I can say. Superb
Larry Holloway
was fortunate enough to get to know Gatemouth a little bit, what a sweet guy, we enjoyed some nice herb together
Steven Leek
Great clean playing!
Allen Nance
Dude can play!
Mike Hiers
That's my old homeboy Harold Floyd on bass, originally from the Mobile Alabama area. Growing up in the late 60's, early 70's Harold was in many influential local bands in Mobile. During the Vietnam war, 1969, Harold was drafted and we drove in my car to Kentucky to pick him up when he was on leave. Listened to the Beatles all the way back to Mobile. I'd love to know if he's still around and where. He was always a fabulous bass player and was a tremendous asset to Gatemouth as he aged and became more infirm.
TheDobroslide
Austin,,,,,,Wait for me...Go very soon...God Bless the Blues
GeogeBig Dick
I didn't know John Travolta played drums for this fella.
John Powers
My wife and I saw Gatemouth in NYC in a small club some years ago and were completely blown away. What a show what a showman, what a man!
victor lara
que bien y quién lo diría que también con la guitarra es grandioso Michael Jordan, wow felicidades eres extraordinario man
Christian Boddum
Mighty fine playing all around!
Richard James
All these players are amazing.
T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT
Good golly, who doesn't absolutely love Gatemouth. I loved his seemingly perpetual smile. You can tell he appreciated his audiences. R.I.P. GB🎸
leo vermeiren
So him live long time ago in Belgium Handzame Blues, and always in my mind.....Perfect music
STONEFREE1962
I stood behind him in the line to sign the guest/condolences book at Stevie Ray Vaughans funeral...
1911HeadBanger
And David Peters formerly of Louisiana's LeRoux on Drums.
Steven Brooks
Years ago Sacramento had a blues festival every year. I went every year and had the pleasure of listening to the great Clarence Gatemouth Brown. What a show!!
ed cherry
I think the tenor player was in james cotton band in the early/ mid 70’s?
guille
Didn’t know John Travolta played drums
matthew rediker
lucky to have seen him in a small bar in pitt,pa. in 1983...hes one of the best gtr players ive ever seen !!!
Darby Beattie
Thanks to people like u.I am survivor.God be with you.
Roger That
Love how he plays that guitar! Amazing how much talent there is out there.
jaimejaime
Fantastic performance by everybody. Great sax solo.
MIT PHOENIX
I caught Gate at a little dive bar on Speedway Ave in Tuscon in the late '80s. I almost cried when he did "Take the A Train". We miss you Clarence.
Mason Kissel
Chuck Berry style.... excellent
Howard Ende
An amazing talent - no doubt SRV fashioned a lot of what he did after this blues man.
Rickin Russia
The sax player got all the sandwiches Clarence didn't get none.
Derrick LeBlanc
that's some great blues right there
stephan omarr
THE band's OUTTA SIGHT, BLUES AT IT'S VERY BEST., THE beat,makes you WANT TO dance THE night away.....PS CAN I GET A WITNESS....?????
Pete TheMan
"Gate Swings"...great album.
Bob Aldo
Nice version of the old Bill Doggett hit - which was probably the biggest R & B instrumental of the 1950's.
Larry Reid
Had the pleasure of meeting listening to him at tchefuncte campground years ago Great musician
Larry Solberg
he was great at the holiday inn in Laramie in68-69 drummer. Hammond and him.not very bright, but he could entertain!
Robert Dunham
Saw in Phoenix...$15
Larry Warnock
Wtf? I've heard Honky Tonk thousands of times but never like this.
cr87129
I've never heard a blues bass line like that. It's so unusual.
Shane Harris
Nobody plays like this man!!
Dicky Campilongo
CLARENCE YOU ARE VERY GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
Alf Tupper
Bloody marvellous!
zarrouk frederic
good good the king ye ye great guitariste i love thank you please again rock and roll
TC Smith
Saw him in Lubbock TX 1975 or so. Awesome. Small club. Best places to see good music, forget the stadiums and convention halls.
Brian Dunlo
I love this ,what genre is it and which bands play this way ,please?
KER JI
GREAT CLASS !!!
ava gd
I enjoyed Gatemouth Brown on the Beat that produced in the 60s with the Hossman Bill Allen who works for WLAC 1510 in Nashville,TN. The show was filmed in Dalls, TX in the facilities of WFAA TV.
Jochen Hansen
This is it👌
Spaceboy989 Jefferson
This dude can cut any of the gutless d bag finger tappy boys. Love some real guitar playing.... saw him cut Roy Clark in a vid not to long ago. He’s a true bad ass and tremendously under rated. He’s a top 5 all time blues player no doubt. Right in there with the kings.
jarrod
These are licks worth learning.
tim wysocki
So sweet nice guitar
droppedee
is that you Harold?
Jim Southern
I was doing a Saturday mid-day DJ shift on a radio station down in the 4 Corners area in 1976, when I heard a knock on the door. When I finally was able to answer it, the man there introduced himself as Gatemouth Brown. Luckily I had heard of him and had even seen his picture somewhere so I knew it was him. We sat and visited for about an hour. It was one of those conversations that seem to have a life of their own, what a thrill it was. About 25 years later I saw him in concert and he more than lived up to his reputation. We visited for about a minute after the show and I even scored an autographed poster. To show his street creds, he recorded LP's with Roy Clark for C&W and Eric Clapton on the blues side. A true giant.
Berg. Em busca da verdade
Excelente.🇧🇷
turf turf
The day the music died
amrita
i've never seen the right hand used like this! cool
1chicco1
Autodidatta ! che spettacolo !
K Pete
How can it be that I enjoy this so much? No drugs, no alcohol, no nothing except ear ecstasy!
Tyrone Robinson
i enjoyed it
Clarence Erickson
What's your name?😎🐕🐩
Julien Guillaume
Nice rythm section.
Phil Burns
I had his grand kids in Oklahoma City Schools, knew his son Dwayne (not sure if he is still with us). Did a wikipedia search and found the family information. This just happened to appear on my you tube list ! ? ! wow.
Jo Daddy's Garage
Interesting picking style.
CreativityAlliance
Lando's grandad learned blues?. Good.
Rick Allen
His style caught my ear in the 80s. He was the gateway that got me into jazz. Back then it was Sabbath & AC/DC all the way, until I heard him.
Mary Richardson
Totally True
Claudia Ortegon
I'm pretty sure Stevie Ray Vaughan has played there a few times
Paul McKeown
Superb player
Knox G. Stallbauer
wundervoll
Robert Hedrick
Used to see him all the time at Soap Creek Saloon. Getting drunk and hanging out with the kitchen staff!
Ken Farmer
Nice!
guitargirlRosann
What guitar is he playing?
m. saint
He's riding an Ibanez too!
santos susui
Mr. Boogie Up Roar ☆★☆★☆★
Jean Girard
1973  the HOT Club d Orange in France had opened is doors to mr Clarence !  MAGIC !
Hop On pop
One of the first 45’s I ever
Leandro Machado
Man this dude is very cool I love his dressing style so much ... I love how he plays with his fingers ... I have huge respect for people that plays with they finger ... when I was a kid I when pick up a guitar I was playing like that , until this arse hole came and told me that it wasn’t properly way to play and I started using guitar pick , no I look back I hate his guts , every musician shouldn’t not listen to advices when getting familiar with they instruments, should let natural course of nature do the process ...
Susanne Feddern
Wow, I love it!