"...AC: Was Asleep at the Wheel your first band?..."
"...The Marshall Ford Swing BandIt's About Dam Time..."
"...Pressed for the first time on vinyl (how progressive is that?!), Volume 10 could pass as a sampler of last year's Austin Music Awards, featuring contributions from Sahara Smith, Bright Light Social Hour, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and Mother Falcon. Even more impressive is the nabbing of Afrobeat combo Ocote Soul Sounds and our rarest export, Bill Callahan (view full tracklist below)...."
"...Sure enough, he's sporting a shiny band of gold on his right hand, but that's not all he's happy about. His new Charlie Sexton-produced CD, The Warren Hood Band, hit streets the week he got hitched, so it naturally took a backseat to the nuptials..."
"...The Flatcar Rattlers know their end of the road well, having turned somewhere near the intersection of the Gourds and Bad Livers. The band's latest, Which Side Are You On?, boasts killer artwork and unadorned love for punk-inspired bluegrass in 14 tracks ("The Day Ol' Avery Died," "Cannon Fodder")..."
"...Ghosts Along the Brazos' second effort latches on one word: growth. The five local twenty-somethings were already established players on their own, with résumés that include stints with the Belleville Outfit, Marshall Ford Swing Band, Junior Brown, and Ray Price..."
"...Last week, Travaasa introduced the new farm property to resort guests who ponied up $100 each (and a few media folks, who did not) to chow down on award-winning Central Texas barbecue and local craft beers to the sounds of the Marshall Ford Swing Band. A portion of the event proceeds benefit Foodways Texas, a non-profit culinary cultural organization, and they were responsible for inviting the stellar line-up of barbecue vendors..."
"...Hahn, 40, formed Hawaiian punk outfit Cringer in 1984, which, upon relocation to the Bay Area in the early Nineties, evolved into J Church. In 2000, Hahn re-envisioned the melodic punk band in Austin with drummer Chris Pfeffer and bassist Ben White, releasing three albums and a handful of 7-inches..."
"... Later that afternoon, RG4N hosts a Wal-Mart Isn't Weird benefit concert for itself down the street from the mall, at Brentwood Tavern, 6701 Burnet Rd., 2-7 pm. Music by Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Bee's Knees Revue, Marshall Ford Swing Band, Darden Smith, and the Austin Lounge Lizards..."
"...Popular for weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats, the Star Hill compound is made up of carefully restored historic buildings arranged to create the atmosphere of a bucolic Hill Country town. The Marshall Ford Swing Band will play and the manicured grounds will be bustling with whole hog roasting pits, food serving stations, the Bubbles Saloon where guests can enjoy pork-friendly sparkling wines, and a rodeo-like arena where folks can test their skill riding Harley, the mechanical hog...."
"...There are a couple of new discoveries, too: Check out locals Austin Collins and Wendy Colonna. Tracks from Adam Carroll & Michael O’Connor, Sara Hickman, Black Prairie, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and the Shel Silverstein tribute didn’t fit this time, but they’re well worth looking for..."
"...Fairgoers will have the opportunity to sample Texas artisan food products, produce from local growers, and signature dishes from participating restaurants, as well as wines from Texas and those from wineries visiting from around the world. There will also be two tents for cooking demonstrations and wine talks, as well as live music featuring Nakia & His Southern Cousins, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and local fave Carolyn Wonderland..."
"...Dear Editor, Hi there! I really enjoyed Margaret Moser's piece on viper music [“If You're a Viper,” Music, May 25] and all its variations throughout the years (from the Thirties and beyond). But, I'm absolutely mystified as to how you can write so much on that subject (three pages, or was it four?) with not one mention of the bands currently playing around town who include viper music in their sets or even those who specialize in that genre! What's up with that? I would think it would be a no-brainer to include them in the article, or at the very least to include some kind of sidebar listing, so people could go check out this fun/danceable music! Some of the bands that fall into this category are: the Jitterbug Vipers, White Ghost Shivers, Asylum Street Spankers, and, to a lesser extent, Marshall Ford Swing Band, the Phoebe Jeebies, and I am sure there are others that I haven't heard but would like to!..."
"...Jagged, unfailingly rhythmic, Daniel's short bursts of pop brilliance just killed, and if you've ever seen Spoon at the Hole in the Wall, you knew this was status quo. Unlike so many "modern rock" bands, Spoon delivers the goods live, and last year's dynamic A Series of Sneaks (Elektra) proved they've got goods to give..."
"...With the recent release of their first album in more than a decade, Conga Dog, Robert "Beto" Skiles and his entourage step back into the limelight. For more than 30 years, they've been one of Austin's favorite party bands with their infectious, horn-driven blend of salsa, Latin jazz, and Afro-Cuban dance sounds..."
"...By the time he was 16, he was well on the way to playing in every Moose, Elks, Legion, VFW, nightclub, and beer joint in the area. In time, he found greener pastures in Alberta, playing in a three-piece band and making a living with the instrument until moving to Southern California in 1986...."
"...RED DYE #4, THE DISOWNED, THE SNOBS, FORTY SECOND SCANDAL: Over the next few years, look for the teenagers in these local bands to start grabbing headline slots and press attention. Way too young to drink, their hearts pound with Ramones-like lust and they reference Austin legends like the Big Boys and Butthole Surfers..."