Preserving Music Culture: ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys Team up During Holidays to Support Local Musicians

Billy F. Gibbons Whisker Bomb Po Boy's Proceeds Provided to Austin’s Clifford Antone Foundation

ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbon's Whisker Bomb Po' Boy sales enhance the holiday mood with a donation to the Clifford Antone Foundation at Antone's Nightclub's Jungle Show in Austin, Texas. From L to R-- Antone's Famous Po' Boys CEO Craig Lieberman, ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, Clifford Antone Foundation members, Zach Ernst and Mallory Bellinger. Proceeds of over 1,200 of Gibbons' sandwiches turned into an $11,218.00 donation from Antone's Famous Po' Boy stores in Houston, Texas as part of their 60th Anniversary celebration. (Photo: Business Wire)

AUSTIN, Texas--()--In honor of their 60th year, Houston-based Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys and Billy F. Gibbons donated proceeds from the Whisker Bomb Po’ Boy, which consisted of buttermilk-dipped fried green tomatoes, harissa, chipotle mayo, Billy F. Gibbons' Whisker Bomb Have Mercy Sauce, goat cheese and arugula served on Po' Boy bread at Antone's full-service locations in Houston.

Proceeds from the sandwich were presented December 27th by Gibbons and Antone’s Famous Po' Boy CEO Craig Lieberman to The Clifford Antone Foundation following Gibbons' appearance at the Jungle Show at Antone’s Nightclub in Austin, Texas.

More than 1,200 Whisker Bomb Fried Green Tomato Po' Boys were purchased which resulted in $11,118.00 to support the music community.

Gibbons, a Houston native, is no stranger to Antone's brand. “Antone's fame of presenting one of the greatest sandwich collections ever remains unchallenged. The attention to perfection in the world of po' boys made the draw a natural for teaming up and bringing a new twist and tasty addition with Antone's line of flavor sensations. Antone's and Whisker Bomb pepper sauces are a delight," said Gibbons.

"Our customers love Billy Gibbons. He was the perfect Texan to collaborate with us on our 60th anniversary sandwich. As a result, with his input, we were thrilled to support young and old musicians, many who struggled during Covid," said Craig Lieberman.

Susan Antone, Co-Founder of the Foundation, commented, “We are grateful to Billy Gibbons and for the efforts of Antone’s Famous Po' Boys for this wonderful collaboration and to support and preserve our music community. Being able to receive this at the Jungle Show was even more meaningful."

about Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

Founded in 1962 as “Antone’s Import Company” by Jalal Antone, the son of Lebanese immigrants, Antone’s has evolved into a fast-casual sandwich concept known for its signature po’ boys, hot and cold sandwiches, gumbos, and sides made daily from scratch with the freshest ingredients. In addition to its iconic “grab ‘n go” po’ boy sandwiches, Antone’s serves a variety of handmade hot po’ boys and other deli-style sandwiches, delicious gumbos, seafood platters, salads, and more. All items on the menu are made from scratch each day and feature Gulf seafood, house-roasted meats, and their po’ boy bread.

Antone’s has two full-service locations in Houston: West Loop at 4520 San Felipe; North Loop at 2724 W TC Jester; and can be found in area grocery stores including H-E-B, Kroger, and Randall’s in Houston, Austin and Dallas, prominent food service outlets in Houston, ie. Texas Children’s Hospital, MD Anderson’s Rotary House, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Kyle Field at Texas A&M and in Austin at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Antone’s Nightclub, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

About Billy F. Gibbons

Billy F. Gibbons, native Texan, is an American rock guitarist and singer and founder of ZZ Top. BFG began his career with the Moving Sidewalks group touring with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in early 1971.

Gibbons possesses a gravelly singing voice and is known for his bluesy, groove-based guitar style as well-being noted for his chest-length beard.

Gibbons has made numerous appearances with other artists as well as delivering his acting skills in film and television, most notably in “Back to The Future III” and the FOX hit TV series, “Bones”. Rolling Stone placed him inside the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time.

About the Clifford Antone Foundation

The Clifford Antone Foundation is a (501c3) organization based in Austin, Texas dedicated to preserving music culture and community by caring for elders and investing in youth. Clifford Antone was the founder and creator of Antone's Nightclub, Austin's iconic home of the Blues, established in Austin, Texas in 1975.