Texas Tech University

Guitar Social Hours

Our GUITAR SOCIAL HOURS continue with performances by Cary Banks & Steve Williams, in conjunction with the exhibition Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar. This is a FREE event.

Light snacks + cash bar in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Cary Is Professional singer/songwriter/musician and formerly Professor Of Music and Chairman of Creative Arts Department at South Plains College. As a member of The Maines Brothers Band was inducted into the West Texas Walk Of Fame, has been awarded a Silver Telly Video Award for his work as co-host and featured artist on PBS Series "StoryTellers & Music Makers" . Cary has performed with well known artists including; Terry Allen and Panhandle Mystery Band, Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, Richie McDonald, Heath Wright. Tom T Hall, Dixie Chicks, Bo Diddley and many others. He is co-author/producer, with Wade McNutt, of piano teaching book and video series "Play Piano Like A Pro". Original music by Cary C Banks can be found at carycbanks.com

Known to his many friends and fans as Steve "Gittar" Williams, Steve is Associate Professor Of Music At South Plains College in Levelland ,Texas and his career has spanned several decades, beginning with his first band , "The Blackouts". Over the years, Stve has performed and recorded with such well known artists as Marcia Ball, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dale McBride, Terry McBride and many others . Steve is currently featured on the CD, "Cary and Steve, A Couple Of Guitar Players Sittin' around Pickin' "

Cary and Steve, A Couple Of Guitar Players Sittin' Around Pickin', CD features the incredible guitar skills of Steve "Gittar " Williams and the guitar playing, songwriting and vocal skills of Cary C Banks. The first single from the CD, "Sounds Like Texas" , was featured in the Texas Music Magazine 2016 Compilation CD and the title cut from the album, Sittin' Around Pickin', is featured on the Lubbock Music Now 2017 CD and the South Plains College Creative Arts Department Faculty CD, 2017. The CD is available on itunes, at www.carycbanks.com website and at Ralph's Records in Lubbock ,Texas


Upcoming Guitar Social Hour schedule:

Feb 6 Emily & Brent Wheeler Jazz 

Mar 5 Cary Banks & Steve Williams Ac. Rock 

Apr 2 The Square Waves Surf 

Apr 30 John Sprott Rock/Blues  (Buddy Holly Center)

May 7 Darren Welch & Mark Wallney Rock