Event Information

  • Fri

    Hector Anchondo

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8pm

    HAB-Web-OutsideHector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16-years-old, the budding musician picked up his first guitar and never looked back. He began an instant love affair with the instrument, especially Fenders. Born in Omaha, but raised seven miles outside of Salem, Missouri, Anchondo was able to take advantage of the tranquil farm life and learn guitar at a steady pace. He was drawn to those artists who played Fender Stratocasters like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, but also respected the country greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. As he got older, his propensity for music only intensified. After playing countless shows at family gatherings and hole-in-the-wall dive bars, Anchondo made the move back to Omaha, Nebraska in 2000. His first official recording, Rookies of the Year, was with his first band, Anchondo, and featured more energetic, Latin-influenced grooves. Recorded by the infamous A.J. Mogis of Presto! Studios (and later Saddle Creek Records), the album funded any touring for the next few years. With a home base in Omaha, it made traveling much easier.

    “At the time there was really huge radio support, area wide album distribution, and a huge local music support that I’ve never come across in any other city I’ve ever traveled to,” Anchondo recalls. “Omaha is still a great city to get your legs, but 10 years ago it was unmatched. Omaha has played a huge roll in propelling me forward and I owe a lot to this city.”

    A few artists Hector has had the privilege of performing with:
    Styx, CCR, Johnny Winter, Marshal Tucker Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Bernard Allison, Magic Slim, John Nemeth, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Indigenous, Big & Rich, Fishbone, Devon Allman,
    Mike Zito, Cyril Neville, Shawn Holt & The Tear Drops, Samantha Fish, Hamilton Loomis, Mr. Sipp, and many more.


    -Finilist in the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN (Top 8 Worldwide)
    -Semifinilist in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN
    -Winner of the 2014 “Best Blues Band of the Year” award by the OEA’s
    -Winner of the 2013 “Best Blues Band of the Year” award by the OEA’s
    -Winner of the 2014 Nebraska State Blues Challenge
    -Finalist of the 2013 Nebraska State Blues Challenge

    for more information on Hector Anchondo, please visit http://hectoranchondo.com/bio/