Circuit of the Americas
"...Warren Hood, Emily Gimble, and Willie Pipkin are the Brewbirds, who play every Sunday at Strange Brew, 8pm. When the bandleader, son of late Austin fiddler Champ Hood, attended the Berklee School of Music, he took home the String Achievement Award..."
"...Margaret and my dad [Champ Hood] knew each other, and since I was going to my dad's shows since I was 5, we probably met then. She watched me grow up, start playing, then do my own thing..."
"...The Warren Hood Band(Red Parlor)..."
"...Warren Hood grins as bright as the summer sun. The bounce in his step carries him into Threadgill's World Headquarters on this warming June day, and he's greeted with familiarity..."
"...Alongside David Ball and the late Champ Hood, Hyatt founded Uncle Walt's Band, one of Austin's most popular acts in the 1970s and early 1980s. The acoustic trio's tight harmonies and swath of talent melded an amalgam of influences, folk and country cut with an easy jazz swing and a soulful lilt..."
"...Deschamp "Champ-- Hood is dead, and the old line "I didn't even know he was sick" keeps running through my head. Y'see, it was a couple of months ago, at an Austin Music Commission meeting I attended, when someone first asked me if rumors of Hood having cancer were true..."
"...As a 27-year-old residential property owner in Dawson neighborhood, I am terrified by the city of Austin's mandatory zoning changes which create a "Neighborhood Plan Combining District (NPCD)" ["Dawson in Danger?," Nov. 16]...."
"...I am frustrated with what I consider the Chronicle's inaccurate and inadequate coverage upon Champ Hood's passing ["Dancing About Architecture," Nov. 9]..."
"...Now, the trio of Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball – who hodge-podged folk, bluegrass, and progressive country, then imbued that with beautiful three-part harmonies – are seeing renewed attention with a proper anthology. It will be the first time UWB’s music has been released digitally...."
"...Champ HoodBon Haven (South Congress) When Champ Hood passed away in November 2001, he left an enormous hole in the Austin music scene. No one will ever replace the outstanding talent and personal charm he lent to Uncle Walt's Band, Toni Price, Lyle Lovett, the Threadgill Troubadours, and so many more as a guitarist and all-around sideman..."
"...By very definition, you can't win a race against time, but Champ Hood tried his damnedest. As a result, there's a CD release this Sunday at the Continental Club for Bon Haven, Hood's first and only solo album, which he had been working on up until his passing in November..."
"...On a mild evening in early April, Mandy Mercier sets up on the makeshift stage at the Waterloo Ice House on 38th Street. The atmosphere at the restaurant-by-day/venue-by-night/all-the-time beer joint is folksy, pleasantly reminiscent of Austin's burgeoning singer-songwriter scene in the Seventies, a feeling refreshed when accompanist Champ Hood pulls up a chair next to Mandy...."
"...In the previous millennium, her backing strings included A-list shredders Denny Freeman, Derek O'Brien, Casper Rawls, and David Grissom. Now, and for the last decade, fiddler Warren Hood, his melodically gifted cousin and guitarist Marshall Hood, and hard-pickin' guitarist Willie Pipkin have kicked around solos and bright harmonies...."
"..."Well I'm 25 now," she offers, "so I was just being 5." It's not quite the most vivid of recollections, but a happy one nonetheless. "I had a good childhood, so I guess I was in the midst of enjoying that." That millions of fans have since enjoyed the quintet's lush, sincere pop via radio hits "Kiss Me" and La's cover "There She Goes," seems appropriate...."
"..."I got in the car with my mom afterward, thinking she'd say, 'Wonderful!' Instead, mom turns to me and says, 'Who in the heck is Toni Price?'"Lucky Far from the Tuesday ritual and even farther removed from that summer day in Nashville, Toni Price sits in a booth at the Bluebonnet Kitchen, an unpretentious homestyle eatery on Burnet Road that's quickly losing its status as a neighborhood secret. The singer's somber expression is a reminder that Mambo John Treanor died the week before and the loss is fresh on her mind..."
"...Warren Hood & the HoodlumsMomo's, Jan. 24..."
"...Calling from a seaside vacation home in Charleston, S.C., albeit not his, fiddler Warren Hood and the rest of Blue Light Special are enjoying their summer jobs as touring musicians. "We've been fishing, crabbing, four-wheeling," he says..."
"...1997: Texas Tornados with Roy Head, 8½ Souvenirs, Sexton Brothers Sextet, Lou Ann Barton & Jimmie Vaughan; Townes Van Zandt tribute: Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mickey White, Brad Fordham, Champ Hood, Kimmie Rhodes, Joe Ely, J.T. Van Zandt, Will Sexton..."
"...26]. She has been an intergral part of Austin's music scene for many, many years. Playing with the Troubadours, Champ Hood, Ray Wylie, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, and Bugs Henderson just to name a few. Even if her singing isn't your cup of tea – this reveiw was mean-spirited – almost like a personal attack..."