The Buddy Holly Center presents soulful guitarist John Sprott as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard. On August 15, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., John Sprott will entertain the audience with Blues, Country and Rock. The concert is FREE and open to the public. There will be a cash bar. Please, no outside beverages allowed.
John Sprott is a native Texan. In 1980, he, Dennis Jones and Greg Galbraight formed a band that became The Nelsons. The “punkabilly” group entered the MTV Basement Tapes contest in 1983 and won the semifinal round. The Nelsons recorded an EP in 1984 and a CD in 1990. During that time they opened and played for acts including; the Culture Club, Billy Idol and Jimmy Paige. In 1991, Sprott moved on to form the Texas Blues Butchers with Kevin Mackey, Stephen Shaw and Sean Frankhouser. Sprott has also played on and co-produced D.G. Flewellyn’s “House of Doom,” and worked on “Story of a Rebel” with Jeffrey Duke Patterson. In 2004, he was named one of five Buddy Texas Tornadoes of Guitar and Bass. Sprott has a full-length album entitled, “Ain’t Worried.” When speaking to Sprott you get the impression that this is more than an album title, it’s simply his way of life. His life has been about playing music, and like so many great blues artists, John Sprott has remained a tried and true musician (http://www.myspace.com/aintworried).