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Posted June 16, 2020 by Jeff in Eats & Drinks
 
 

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Singer-Songwriter Tim Montana Heat Things Up

Sauce brahs: Billy F Gibbons and Tim Montana
Sauce brahs: Billy F Gibbons and Tim Montana

A few years back, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and singer-songwriter Tim Montana worked together on the hit country song “This Beard Came Here to Party.” The song became the post season anthem for the 2013 Boston Red Sox who started wearing beards as a sign of their dedication.

The song was also adopted as the theme of the NHL Nashville Predators during their run up to the Stanley Cup final in 2017.  

Beyond that song, Billy and Tim (Beez and Teez, if you will) have become fast friends and collaborated on the title song for the feature film American Dresser before launching their Beez & Teez Whisker Bomb pepper sauces. 

The new “tongue tantalizers” are available in two versions packaged in 5-ounce bottles: Whisker Bomb Original and Whisker Bomb Have Mercy ¡HOT!  The former is a traditional Louisiana style hot sauce blended, according to a the guys, with a “Texas flair.” The latter is a unique blend sourced from habañero peppers grown in the Peruvian high desert and offers a distinctive robust tart flavor.  Both versions are now offered exclusively in the State of Texas through select H-E-B markets. They are also available, coast-to-coast and border-to-border online at whiskerbomb.com.

“Tim is something of kindred spirt both in music and as regards his lengthy facial locks,” says Gibbons in a press release.  “As it happens, he’s also a Mexican food aficionado and, like me, favors things on the spicy side.  It was only natural that we got to jamming, so to speak, and came up with a formula for a hot sauce we could call our own.”

“Ever since I got to meet and work with Billy, it’s been a wild ride,” says Montana. “ He’s an action-oriented partner, so when the thought sprang to mind to joint venture a new pepper sauce, he got the ball rolling in a big way.  One of his enduring slogans is ‘tone, taste and tenacity.’  As it turns out, that applies not only to guitar playing so we’re proud that Beez & Teez Whisker Bomb has all three of those bases covered – in a most flavorful way.”

Mark Bradshaw, Manager of Business Development for H-E-B remarked, “We’re thrilled that H-E-B is the exclusive retail outlet in Texas for Whisker Bomb sauces.  Billy and Tim have come up with a great new hot sauce that we’re confident is going to be yet another reason to shop at H-E-B.”

Photo: Sauce brahs, Billy F Gibbons and Tim Montana 


Jeff

 
Jeff started writing about rock ’n’ roll some 20 years ago when he stood in the pouring rain to hitch hike his way to see R.E.M. on their Life’s Rich Pageant tour. Since that time, he's written for various daily newspapers, alt-weeklies, magazines and websites. Feel free to comment on his posts or suggest music, film and art to him at jeff@whopperjaw.net.