DiBlanco celebrates 30 years in the music business

Robert DiBlanco celebrated 30 years of playing live on September 27th 2007 with a bunch of his closest friends at the Lone Star Club in Humble, TX. The surprise party was organized by Amy Floyd and featured appearances of Texas singer-songwriter Clay Farmer, Todd Fritsch band fiddle player Lee Mounger and his wife Ava, Frank Puryear Jr., friends Simon and Courtney Lee as well as representatives of the Humble Music Center.

The band that night consisted of guitar slinger Big John Mills, drummer Joe DeLeon, singer/songwriter Mark Zeus, Robert DiBlanco and keyboardist Drew Balog.


One of the party’s highlights was the cake featuring a picture of Robert’s first public live performance on September 27th 1977 behind the drums at his school in Messstetten, Germany.


Another highlight were the commemorative laminates celebrating the event, proudly displayed here by Clay Farmer and Robert DiBlanco


“I was completely blindsided by this party – had no idea it was coming. I showed up to work at this open-mike jam in Humble and all of a sudden, a bunch of my buddies were there, a cake and all that cool stuff,” says DiBlanco of the event. “Thanks to everybody that showed up, called me, texted me and so forth for making this a very special night. The biggest thanks have to go to Amy Floyd who put all of this together and certainly made it a night to remember. Thanks for the cake (it went straight to my hips) and I especially love the laminates – what a cool idea. I am also looking forward to filling the new music scrapbook with more memories.”