Event Information

  • Wed

    Henri Herbert Boogie & Blues Livestream Concert - A Tribute to Memphis Slim


    East Austin Piano Shop, 501 Perdaneles Street, Austin, Texas


    Google Maps and Apple Maps will take you to our old location if you search by name. Please enter 501 Pedernales Street to come to the new address.



    Henri Herbert is a boogie and blues player because of Memphis Slim. The first blues piano recordings Henri ever heard were Memphis Slim, and Henri was instantly hooked, setting Henri on the path to where he is today. 


    Memphis Slim and Henri also share French roots. It’s the country where Henri was born and Paris was Memphis Slim’s hometown for the last 25+ years of Slim’s life.


    If you’re going to get addicted to a sound early in life, Memphis Slim is a heck of a star to set your sights on. During Slim’s nearly 50-year career, he brought blues piano to life in grand fashion - from debuting with Okeh Records in 1940, to penning “Every Day I Have The Blues,” to collaborations with everyone from Big Bill Broonzy to Pete Seeger and last but not least, being named Commander in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, inducted into America’s Blues Hall of Fame and deemed an “Ambassador-at-Large of Good Will” by the U.S. Senate.  


    At East Austin Piano Shop on Wednesday, June 23, Henri will honor the legend in the best way Henri knows how - by putting his heart and soul into giving you a rockin’ blues piano concert from start to finish.