ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas

USA | 2019 | 91 minutes | Sam Dunn

October 22, 2019

That Little Ol' Band from Texas tells the story behind the beards. It's a tale based in the blues, BBQ (used as a diversionary tactic), and the basic sensibilities of three weirdos who somehow transcended the ordinary and drew the ears of millions to the music they put out.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archival footage, animated sequences, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Josh Homme, and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary. That Little Ol' Band runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio. In the end, ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don't.

  • Director: Sam Dunn
  • Principal Cast: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Robin Hood Brians, Josh Homme, Billy Bob Thornton, Terry Manning, Steve Miller
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Producer: Scot McFadyen
  • Screenplay: Ralph Chapman, Sam Dunn, Martin Popoff
  • Cinematographers: Martin Hawkes
  • Language: English