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ZZ Top bring a kind of perfection to Wolf Trap

ZZ Top bring a kind of perfection to Wolf Trap

Early in the ZZ Top show Tuesday night at Wolf Trap – between “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” – Billy Gibbons paused to address the audience. “We’ve been coming around with you for four decades,” he said. “Same three guys” – and, lifting his guitar – “same three chords.” Laughter and cheers. Because as the Texas trio and its fans would agree, the 19-song, two-hour performance on a sweaty August night, filled with radio hits and other favorites, was as good an argument as any for “if it ain’t broke …” The music of ZZ Top gets called...

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