Born in Chicago, raised in Houston, Vega began cutting his teeth on the blues after a chance meeting with Albert Collins in an Austin Guitar shop. Some years later Tony Vega Band was born in late 1997. Tony Vega Band have since become one of the premiere independent blues acts in the world. This appealing Texas act have forged their own brand of red hot blues infused roots n’ roll. The hard driving, hip-shaking rumble is powered by longtime original TVB drummer Jeremy Pierce and seasoned blues veteran Grammy winning bassist Larry "Lownote" Johnson. Countless tours, a handful of awards, glowing press recognition, and five Cd's later, TVB continue to burn up the Texas Gulf coast and Europe. Like a raven rising from a black southern swamp, the Gulf coast's "best kept secret" takes the listener from the backwoods to the smoky juke joint, drenched in blues and soaked in melodic roots & roll.